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Prospect recommends: Wynton Marsalis at the Barbican

By A S H Smyth  

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Wynton Marsalis is a spellbinding virtuoso trumpet-player, a considerable band-leader, and no mean composer. He’s also the keeper of the keys of the jazz tradition, a man who fights tirelessly for old-fashioned values of craft and “swing.”  As head of the Lincoln Centre Jazz programme he has the most powerful position anywhere in the jazz world—a fact which causes much resentment among his numerous critics. Many jazz musicians feel that cleaving to the values…

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