The Grammy-winning trombonist, composer, producer, educator and member of the mighty Marsalis family along with father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton, and Jason joins the Troubled Men for a lively discussion of topics from the sublime to the ridiculous. A veteran of the Art Blakey, Ray Charles, Max Roach, and Elvin Jones bands, he currently leads his own Uptown Jazz Orchestra. Delfeayo manages to keep his cool even while those around him are losing theirs.
Topics include art gallery openings, vaccinations, a seder taping, reopening guidelines, Texas, a doctor visit, integrated schools, Ben Franklin H.S., Berklee College of Music, Boston, a sleepover, the Marsalis Mansion motel, a mother’s family, mentoring, NOCCA, production aesthetics, session photos, RCA studio A, bass tone, youth crime, social challenges, a walkout, touring, new leadership, the political climate, the future of jazz, musical vitality, a final question, and much more.
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Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break and outro music: “7th Ward Boogaloo” and “Raid on the Mingus House Party” from the “Jazz Party” album by Delfeayo Marsalis’ Uptown Jazz Orchestra