25th 2009
The Jazz Session #88: Ellis Marsalis

Posted under New Orleans & Pianists & Podcast


Ellis Marsalis is more than the father of four famous sons. He’s an acclaimed pianist and educator in his own right, and his musical history has covered a lot of ground. Homecoming (ELM Records, 2009), his new CD, is a mix of old and new, combining a reissue of 1985 duet session with saxophonist Eddie Harris, and new music recorded in 2009 with fellow New Orleanian pianist Jonathan Batiste. In this interview, Marsalis talks about how his time in the Marines helped build his piano chops; how he got his gig with trumpeter Al Hirt; and what makes New Orleans “fertile ground” for a jazz musician. Find out more at

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  1. The Tuesday Link Dump: Updating The Blogroll, Pt. 2 | My Blog on 01 Oct 2009 at 11:47 am #

    […] I forgot to add it to the blogroll (Doh!) so here it is again. Some recent highlights: Vijay Iyer, Ellis Marsalis and NPR’s own Marian McPartland. He also gave us a Jazz Now list […]

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