By Larry Blumenfeld
March 30, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

From the Plantation to the Penitentiary

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Jazz’s reigning statesman Wynton Marsalis sounds enraged, speaking with more than his trumpet. His forthright lyrics on From the Plantation to the Penitentiary, sung by Jennifer Sanon, take on racism, poverty, and greed within sophisticated quintet arrangements. His rapping on ”Where Y’all At?” has awkward moments, but his message and soloing are well honed. A

From the Plantation to the Penitentiary

type
  • Music
Genre
  • Jazz
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