“the closest thing this era has to a jazz superstar on the scale of Duke Ellington” – The New York Times
Two decades ago, Wynton Marsalis composed and recorded In This House, On This Morning and began a creative exploration of how the African-American church service reflects the theme of universal humanism while raising a joyful noise.
He refined this integration of sacred and secular expression with his definitive 2008 extended work Abyssinian 200: A Celebration, commissioned by the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem to celebrate its bicentennial anniversary.
After a triumphant performance in London’s Barbican Centre, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis has brought fresh perspective to this masterwork. Sensational conductor Damien Sneed leads his 70-person gospel choir, Chorale Le Chateau, through the demanding compendium of shouts, chants and joyous expressions in this performance.