Ellis Marsalis, Jazz Is Spoken Here
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Ellis Marsalis, Jazz Is Spoken Here
A warm and engaging profile of the head of the Marsalis clan. Ellis, a noted pianist and music teacher, is the father of Wynton, Bradford, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis. He talks about music theory throughout the hour, and his sons talk about their father. Music includes a family jam featuring "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and a Delfeayo composition titled "Br'er Rabbit"; as well as Ellis playing a Gershwin duet with Marcus Roberts.