Personnel: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Sherman Irby, Ted Nash (flute, piccolo, clarinet, reeds, alto saxophone); Walter Blanding (clarinet, reeds, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Victor Goines (clarinet, reeds, tenor saxophone); Joe Temperley (bass clarinet, reeds, baritone saxophone); Kenny Rampton, Marcus Printup, Ryan Kisor (trumpet); Chris Crenshaw, Elliot Mason, Vincent Gardner (trombone); Dan Nimmer (piano); Ali Jackson (drums).
Audio Mixer: Jeff Jones "the Jedi Master".
Liner Note Author: Simeon Marsalis.
Recording information: Teatro Mella, Havana, Cuba (2010-10-05&2010-10-06&2010-).
Director: Eric Wright .
Photographers: Frank Stewart; Ayano Hisa.
Recorded in 2010 over three nights during the Orchestra's week-long residency at the theater, Live in Cuba showcases the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis in concert at Havana's Teatro Mella. This is a dynamic two-disc collection that finds Marsalis and the JCLO celebrating the longstanding ties and creative synergy between American and Afro-Cuban jazz traditions. ~ Matt Collar