He and She (album)

He and She is an album by jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis that was released in 2009. The album reached a peak of number 6 on the Top Jazz Albums chart of Billboard magazine.[1]

He and She
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 24, 2009 (2009-03-24)
RecordedAugust 24 – 25, 2007
GenreJazz
Length75:07
LabelBlue Note
Wynton Marsalis chronology
Two Men with the Blues
(2008)
He and She
(2009)
Christmas Jazz Jam
(2009)

MusicEdit

A reviewer at commented Down Beat that "Using the vernacular of Langston Hughes, but writing in a formal, Olympian style inspired by Irish national poet William Butler Yeats, Marsalis alternates between words and music, reciting a stanza then dramatizing its theme with his quintet. At the end, he strings all the stanzas together, declaiming his long poem about the trials of love in a satisfying finale."[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Wynton Marsalis.

No.TitleLength
1."Poem"0:12
2."School Boy"6:48
3."Poem"0:27
4."The Sun and the Moon"6:31
5."Poem"0:10
6."Sassy"5:17
7."Poem"0:16
8."Fears"3:31
9."Poem"0:16
10."The Razor Rim"12:05
11."Poem"1:01
12."Zero"2:17
13."Poem"0:36
14."First Crush"1:52
15."First Slow Dance"4:37
16."First Kiss"3:21
17."First Time"4:47
18."Poem"1:06
19."Girls!"5:46
20."Poem"0:59
21."A Train, a Banjo, and a Chicken Wing"8:12
22."He and She"5:00

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wynton Marsalis | Awards". AllMusic. 1961-10-18. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  2. ^ de Barros, Paul (June 2009) "Wynton Marsalis – He and She". Down Beat. p. 57.