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Whistling with the Marsalis Family

A selection of the best in jazz music.

In a tribute to jazz educator Ellis Marsalis, the family pay tribute to their outstanding father. They also include a few other musicians in the tribute, but Jason Marsalis does the whistling while Wynton plays trumpet on a Charlie Parker original. There’s also some very smooth tenor from Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis and Nancy Wilson sings ‘unrehearsed’ in the 1980’s. Dinah Washington sings the blues at breakneck speed and Cab Calloway contributes to the boogie-woogie scene of the late 40’s. There’s unreleased sides from blue singer Ottilie Patterson and a giggling Ella sings what started out to be a sad song.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

    Exactly Like You

  • Nancy Wilson

    I Get A Kick Out Of You

  • Eddie South

    Fiddle Blues

  • Charnett Moffett

    Swing Bass

  • Alex Welsh

    Japanese Sandman

  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Angel Eyes

  • Hatchett's Swingtette

    Mind, The Handel's Hot

  • Freddie Hubbard

    Up Jumped Spring

  • Newport All Stars

    Deep Royal Blues

  • Cab Calloway

    Rooming House Boogie

  • Benny Carter

    Ill Wind

  • Dinah Washington

    Bye Bye Blues

  • Sidney Bechet

    Blues In Thirds

  • Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond - Fall Out

  • Ottilie Patterson

    There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight

  • The Marsalis Family

    Donna Lee

  • Ken Colyer

    Lonesome Road