‘Two Men with the Blues’ by Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis is a live album recorded on January 12 & 13, 2007 at Jazz At Lincoln Center In New York and released on July 8, 2008 by Blue Note.
Track Listing : 1.Bright Lights, Big City (Jimmy Reed) – 05:20 . 2.Night Life (Walt Breeland) – 05:44 . 3.Caldonia (Fleecie Moore) – 03:25 . 4.Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) – 05:08 . 5.Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams) – 04:56 . 6.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) – 04:40 . 7.Rainy Day Blues (Willie Nelson) – 05:43 . 8.My Bucket’S Got A Hole In It (Clarence Williams) – 04:56 . 9.Ain’T Nobody’S Business (Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins) – 07:27 . 10.That’S All (Merle Travis) – 06:08
Musicians : Wynton Marsalis – Trumpet And Vocals . Mickey Raphael – Harmonica . Walter Blanding – Saxophone . Dan Nimmer – Piano . Carlos Henriquez – Bass . Ali Jackson – Drums
Production : Produced By Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis . Justin Colletti – Mixing Assistant . John Mark Harris – Engineer . Jeff Jones – Editing, Mixing, Remixing . Hardi Kamsani – Assistant Engineer . Rob Macomber – Engineer . Delfeayo Marsalis – Mixing . Jeff Rothman – Assistant Engineer . Leon Zervos – Mastering
Package : Danny Clinch – Photography . Carla Leighton – Art Direction
Recorded On January 12 & 13, 2007 At Jazz At Lincoln Center In New York City.
Released On July 8, 2008 By Blue Note.
On paper it probably shouldn’t have worked. But on disc it does – and how!Let’s cut to the chase: this is phenomenal music made to seem all the more astonishing for being delivered with such consummate ease that it sounds almost casually thrown off. […]
All About Jazz
It isn’t risk taking music. It’s meant to make you kick back and get happy—and it does. Nelson’s voice is still in pretty good, smoke-cured shape. It shows a little untoward strain on Hoagy Carmichael’s interval-leaping “Stardust,” but this is made up for by his reading of Carmichael’s equally beauticious “Georgia On My Mind.” […]
The Village Voice
In that sense, this is an experiment to see how far musical bonds can stretch. Sure, the novelty helpsand if it recurs too often, the glee of hearing Nelson and Marsalis mesh will diminish. But hearing once how they play with and against each other is a real treat. […]