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Branford Marsalis

ss, ts, sax, *1960 US, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Branford Marsalis (born August 26, 1960) is an American saxophonist, composer and bandleader. While primarily known for his work in jazz as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, he also performs frequently as a soloist with classical ensembles and has led the group Buckshot LeFonque.

        
Instruments
  • Soprano sax
  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Alto sax
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Reggae
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Electronic
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Practical Arrangement (with Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis & Justin Faulkner) on Upward Spiral by Kurt Elling & Branford Marsalis
Blue Gardenia (with Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis & Justin Faulkner) on Upward Spiral by Kurt Elling & Branford Marsalis
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by Branford Marsalis
Deep Moaning Blues on Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by Branford Marsalis
Skit A (Interview)/Watch What You Say on Jazzmatazz Volume II: The New Reality by Guru
Hear Me Talking to You - Instrumental on Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by Branford Marsalis
Berta, Berta on I Heard You Twice The First Time by Branford Marsalis
Levee's Song on Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by Branford Marsalis
El Train on Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by Branford Marsalis
Emmanuel on Romances For Saxophone by Branford Marsalis

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Ulotne (Special Edition)Anna Maria Jopek, Branford Marsalis2018Album
In My Solitude: Live At Grace CathedralBranford Marsalis2014Album
Romances For SaxophoneBranford Marsalis2013Album
Songs Of Mirth And MelancholyBranford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo2011Album
Songs Of Mirth And MelancholyBranford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo2011Album
American SpectrumBranford Marsalis · Branford Marsalis Quartet · North Carolina Symphony · Grant Llewellyn2009Album
ClassicBranford Marsalis2008Compil.
A Duo OccasionHarry Connick, Jr., Branford Marsalis2005Album
The Steep AnthologyBranford Marsalis2004Compil.
Live At The SmithsonianArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wynton Marsalis & Branford Marsalis2003Album
CreationBranford Marsalis / Orpheus Chamber Orchestra2001Album
Gotta Maintain Remix Versus Some Cow FonqueJoe Young (of) Grand Negaz / Buckshot LeFonque / Branford Marsalis1997Album
Loved OnesEllis Marsalis And Branford Marsalis1996Album
A Dark Star Shines In NassauThe Grateful Dead In Concert With Branford Marsalis1994Album
BloomingtonBranford Marsalis1993Album
David And GoliathBranford Marsalis, Mel Gibson1992Album
I Heard You Twice The First Time-Special Radio EditsBranford Marsalis1992Album
I Heard You Twice The First TimeBranford Marsalis1992Album
Hervé Sellin Sextet / Brandford MarsalisHervé Sellin Sextet / Branford Marsalis1991Album
Trio JeepyBranford Marsalis1989Album
Trio Jeepy InterchordsBranford Marsalis1989Album
Trio Jeepy Special Edited VersionsBranford Marsalis1989Album
Random AbstractBranford Marsalis1988Album
RenaissanceBranford Marsalis1987Album
Father & SonBranford Marsalis1987Single
Lament / The PeacocksBranford Marsalis1987Album
SelectionsBranford Marsalis1987Compil.
Royal Garden BluesBranford Marsalis1986Album
Royal Garden Blues Jazz Radio SamplerBranford Marsalis1986Album
Romances For SaxophoneBranford Marsalis1986Album
Scenes In The CityBranford Marsalis1984Album
Fathers & SonsWynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis - Chico Freeman, Von Freeman1982Album
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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