Branford Marsalis releases ‘Eternal,’ a live album recorded in Tarrytown, NY (2004)

Branford Marsalis‘ ‘Eternal’ is an album recorded at Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, New York in October 2003 and released on September 14, 2004.

Track Listing : 1.The Ruby And The Pearl (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) – 08:52 . 2.Reika’S Loss (Jeff Tain Watts) – 07:51 . 3.Gloomy Sunday (László Jávor, Sam M. Lewis, Rezso Seress) – 12:43 . 4.The Lonely Swan (Joey Calderazzo) – 09:04 . 5.Dinner For One Please, James (Michael Carr) – 08:00 . 6.Muldoon (Eric Revis) – 04:13 . 7.Eternal (Branford Marsalis) – 17:41

Musicians : Branford Marsalis – Saxophones . Joey Calderazzo – Piano . Eric Revis – Bass . Jeff Tain Watts – Drums

Production : Produced By Branford Marsalis Rob Wacko Hunter – Engineer, Mixing . Greg Calbi – Mastering

Package : Rafi Zabor – Liner Notes . Sarah Lainie Smith – Art Producer . Arnold Levine – Art Direction

Recorded On October 7–10, 2003 At Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, New York.

Released On September 14, 2004 By Marsalis Music.

(Source Branford Marsalis‘ ‘Eternal’ | Marsalis Music)


The Guardian
The long finale, the 17-minute tone poem of the album’s title, has a more European than American quality: Jan Garbarek-like minimalism turns into subtly coloured, softly singing lines oddly suggestive of recent Andy Sheppard music. […]

There are many ballad albums that can run the risk of erring towards mellow blandness, but this disc knows the secret of romantic wistfulness. Its bittersweet mixture of desolation and ecstasy is finely balanced. […]

All About Jazz
Revis’ Muldoon, a duet between Calderazzo and Marsalis, is a rubato tone poem that conjures images of darker loss and brighter redemption. Marsalis’ lush tone seems to go deep inside the tune, being more about finding the inner essence of the piece as opposed to merely contriving clever ways to navigate it. […]

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