Magazine article IAJRC Journal

The Last Southern Gentlemen

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

The Last Southern Gentlemen

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Delfeayo Marsalis

The Last Southern Gentlemen

Troubadour Jass Records TJS 081814

Delfeayo Marsalis (tb) Ellis Marsalis (p) John Clayton (b) Marvin "Smitty" Smith (d). Burbank, CA - no recording date given

The Secret Love Affair/Autumn Leaves/She's Funny That Way/Sesame Street/I'm Confessin'/But Beautiful/Speak Low/Nancy/The Man With Two Left Feet/That Old Feeling/My Romance/If I Were A Bell/I Cover The Waterfront. TT:70:47

I'm sure everyone interested in jazz knows about the Marsalis family. Delfeayo may be one of the least known but it is not due to talent. His sound on the trombone is solid. At times he sounds as if he were playing a valve trombone but I am sure that is not the case. He tells a story on each tune. The back panel states "music, poetry, short stories and social commentary by Delfeayo Marsalis". That is a good summary of what is happening here. His father, Ellis, puts down some mean piano and then with Clayton and Smith to lay a foundation, the result is a very good experience. …

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