• Wynton Marsalis (center) on the floor at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.
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    Wynton Marsalis (center) on the floor at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.
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  • The band on stage. Co-leader Vince Giordano is on tuba in the back row.
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    The band on stage. Co-leader Vince Giordano is on tuba in the back row.
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Toast Of The Nation

Wynton Marsalis And Vince Giordano: Live In New YorkWBGO-FM




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The New Year's Eve party at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola featured two institutions of New York jazz: the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, and the Nighthawks, led by multi-instrumentalist Vince Giordano. Both big bands share an affinity for early swing, so it made sense for them to tackle the monumental Hot Fives recordings of Louis Armstrong together. A ten-piece band with members of both ensembles counts down to midnight on the East Coast, with panache and plenty "Skid-Dat-De-Dat."

Set List
  • "Hotter Than That"
  • "Skid-Dat-De-Dat"
  • "Muskrat Ramble"
  • "St. James Infirmary"
  • "Jazz Lips"
  • "Ory's Creole Trombone"
  • "I'm Not Rough"
  • "Auld Lang Syne"
  • "The Second Line"
  • "Little Liza Jane"
  • "Buddy Bolden's Blues"
  • Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
  • Vince Giordano, tuba/bass saxophone/guitar
  • Andy Stein, violin/saxophone
  • Victor Goines, reeds
  • Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet
  • Chris Crenshaw, trombone/vocals
  • Ken Salvo, banjo/guitar
  • Dan Nimmer, piano
  • Carlos Henriquez, bass
  • Ali Jackson, drums

Rhonda Hamilton, host; Duke Markos and Rob Macomber, mix engineers; Simon Rentner, stage manager; Becca Pulliam, producer; Thurston Briscoe III and Anya Grundmann, executive producers. Recorded at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Dec. 31, 2012. Special thanks to the staff of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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