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People Are Talking: UMS presents The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Hill Auditorium

Posted: 2/22/12 -- 8:00 am

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Rachelle is the UMS Development Administrative Assistant and has just started her fourth season at UMS. She likes to spend her free time running, knitting, reading, and going to concerts. She also has a weakness for cupcakes—her favorite dessert!

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    Superb as ever! So controlled this time around. I had no volume issues which I sometimes have at UMS performances. The diagonal stripe ties were from my vantage point, green for sax, orange for trombone, yellow for trumpet and the rhythm section was brown. Would any women care to correct me? Bring them back next year.

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    We had a magical evening. JLCO was tight, technical, and joyously talented. It was so much fun to watch them decide what would happen in the next 8 bars! Utter talent, controlled simplicity combined with love.

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    Absolutely blown away. The Orchestra was wonderful and the music selection was fantastic. Just a great evening.

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    OUTSTANDING, as usual!

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    The music was often quite good, but the very limited play by Wynton Marsalis was disappointing. I expected the headliner to play more.

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    This is always one of the highlights of the season, and last night was no exception. The highlight of this year’s highlight was definitely “Itsy Bitsy Spider”.

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    Maybe I was just in an anticipatory mood, having missed my JALC fix last year. But it seemed like they played the first number and my brains fell out, and it just went on from there!
    Wynton’s compositions and arrangements were superb, as usual, and the collective sense of playfulness was outstanding! Seemed like there was more funkiness this time, with all the plungers, mutes, wails and growls. Carnival time in ann arbor, for sure!
    It’s beautiful, these cats come to town,
    And give us midwesterners a chance to get down!

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    Another marvelous night with Wynton and the JLCO. Each musician was superb – as a soloist and as part of the orchestra. It’s wonderful to see the players enjoying the music as much as the audience, turning around to watch the soloists. Keep coming back.

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    I too hoped Wynton would play more solos. Other than this, a wonderful evening! I’ve always thought that “forget your troubles, c’mon get happy” is a major message of jazz. This certainly shone through last night.

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