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Track Listing
  1. The Majesty of the Blues (The Puheeman Strut)
  2. Hickory Dickory Dock
  3. The New Orleans Function/The Death of Jazz
  4. The New Orleans Function/Premature Autopsies
  5. The New Orleans Function/Oh, But on the Third Day (Happy Feet Blue)

Two lengthy originals, "The Majesty of the Blues" and "Hickory Dickory Dock," find Wynton Marsalis displaying his rapidly developing writing skills, which were being prodded at the time by Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus. His sextet with pianist Marcus Roberts, tenorman Todd Williams, and altoist Wes Anderson is in outstanding form on these performances. With the three-part "New Orleans Function," Marsalis returned to his New Orleans heritage by welcoming the erratic clarinetist Dr. Michael White, veteran banjoist Danny ...

The Majesty of the Blues 1989, Columbia

UPC: 074644509120

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