By Josef Woodard
Updated April 02, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST
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What began as a return to Marsalis’ hot-blowing acoustic jazz attitude took on a different meaning with the premature death of his longtime compadre, the masterful, misunderstood pianist Kenny Kirkland. Though technically ”unfinished,” the record serves as a fitting requiem. Musically, it shifts between neo-hard-bopping intensity and a yearning lyricism. All told, an inspiring set that showcases Marsalis’ expressive fluidity and lends a rueful, finalizing punctuation mark to Kirkland’s brilliant and too-brief career. B+

Requiem

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  • Movie
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  • UNRATED
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  • 89 minutes
director
  • Hans-Christian Schmid

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