Mr. Marsalis is 46 years old today. In his honor, I’m streaming a track from his latest album, “From the Plantation to the Penitentiary.” It’s downloadable from iTunes and Amazon.com.
Click here to listen to “Where Y’All At?,” his spoken-word cri de coeur about the state of all things.
Not saying Wynton could cut it as a Last Poet – not when he reaches for a word like “blunderbuss” to make a rhyme work – but at least he spreads the blame around.
Long may you blow your horn, brah.
(The photo above is by Jonathan Feinstein, and is used here under a Creative Commons Attribution 1.0 license.)