Archive for July 1st, 2010

Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra at Glasgow Jazz Festival 2010

Wynton Marsalis: Glasgow

Wynton Marsalis

Walter Blanding Jr.

Walter Blanding Jr.

Joe Temperley

Joe Temperley

Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra - Sax and cases

Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra - Sax and cases

Conference

In conference before the concert

Walter Blanding Jr.

Walter Blanding Jr. runs through a piece

In Concert

In Concert

Wynton Marsalis - Away to New York on the last night of a highly successful Eutopean tour

Wynton Marsalis - back to New York

This was my 20th Anniversary Shoot (and I’m only 29!) at the wonderful Glasgow Jazz Festival, where I have photographed many of the leading figures in music – Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, B.B.King, Horace Siver, Max Roach, Don Pullen, Bobo Stenson, Roy Hargrove and many more . The great Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra lead by Wynton Marsalis closed out another great festival on Sunday evening. We chatted briefly as I made the portrait of Mr. Marsalis and I was able to congratulate him on the announcement of his family being uniquely honoured in receiving a National Endowment for the Arts award.  It was lovely to meet up with Joe Temperley and photograph him as he warmed up his bari. The Orchestra then played the last night of their European tour to an enrapt audience at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. They were tighter than a tight thing, performing Ellington compositions so eloquently  I’m sure the Duke would have loved it madly too.

I have now linked up two excellent blogs which are featuring the Glasgow Jazz Festival – London Jazz Blog by Sebastian Scotney and Euphbass by Jennifer Pollock

Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall

This was my second time photographing LCJO – again they were sublime, swinging like no other band I’ve ever heard. As you can see Wynton sits in the trumpet section where he introduced the numbers and marshalled the band with great aplomb.

The Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra take the stage

The Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra take the stage

Wynton Marsalis introduces the band

Wynton Marsalis introduces the band

The band in full flight

The band in full flight

Solo!

Solo!

Joe Temperley on bari

Joe Temperley on bari

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