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Branford Marsalis

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The oldest of the Marsalis brothers, Branford Marsalis has had an impressive career. After studying at Southern University and Berklee, Branford toured Europe with The Art Blakey big band in 1980, played three months with Clark Terry, and then spent five months playing alto with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He mostly played tenor and soprano while with Wynton Marsalis' influential group (1982-1985). The musical telepathy between the two brothers was sometimes astounding. Branford toured with Herbie Hancock's V.S.O.P. II. in 1983 and recorded with Miles Davis (1984's Decoy). In 1985, he left Wynton to join Sting's pop/rock group. Marsalis enjoyed playing with Sting, but by 1986, he was leading his own group. After a couple of film appearances (in School Daze and Throw Mama From the Train), Branford Marsalis became even more of a celebrity when he joined Jay Leno's Tonight Show as the musical director in 1992. In 2002, Marsalis formed his own label, Marsalis Music. Marslis himself has also kept busy, releasing a handful of albums on the label, including Footsteps Of Our Fathers, which featured his take on the classic John Coltrane composition "A Love Supreme," in 2002. In 2012, he released Four MFs Playin' Tunes. Marsalis continues to perform all over the globe.


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