Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – Duke, Dizzy, Trane & Mingus: Jazz Titans 29-31

Wynton’s reverence for the past is so passionate a case could be made that his greatest achievement may be the ardor he’s brought to the repertory movement. It’s rather simple, really: when a great band plays great tunes, something impressive emerges. This time out deep cuts from Ellington’s Latin American Suite, Coltrane’s Olé and Mingus’ Tijuana Moods are in the mix, along with a few of Gillespie’s Afro-Cuban nuggets. You see the through-line, right? Rhythm will be front and center, guiding Marsalis’ squad of soloists and getting Rose Theater rockin’ in a clave kind of way. A free pre-show discussion of the music starts each night at 7 pm. Watch out ticket buyers – these gigs get packed quickly.

Jazz At Lincoln Center, Rose Theater, 60th Street at Broadway. 212-721-6500

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