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The Midnight Blues

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The Midnight Blues

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Wynton Marsalis
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B+

The most accessible album thus far by the most influential jazz artist of our time. On 11 romantic standards — the most fully realized being a languid ”After You’ve Gone” — plus the haunting original title track, Marsalis is subtle, eloquent, and surprising. If a certain emotional reserve and air of calculation occasionally undercuts his impact, The Midnight Blues is nonetheless a major addition to the jazz-ballad canon. B+