The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 18, 1986 · Page 24
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Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, January 18, 1986
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Entertainment The Salina Journal Saturday, January 18,1986 Page 24 Marsalis: Jazz, performers are sacred NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to talk to Wynton Marsalis about music, you better know about Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Elvin Jones, Herbie Hancock and scores of others who preceded him. Marsalis knows them all well enough to sing along with every note on every one of their albums stacked around his living room: "If we have more people who listen to the music, they'll know what we're trying to do." To Marsalis, jazz and its performers are sacred and not to be profaned by those who haven't carefully listened to them. The trumpet player is not interested in rock or fusion or anything else that impedes his intense drive to absorb jazz history and to advance it with his own performances. Considering his accomplishments, it's hard to accept that Marsalis is only 24 years old and has been leading his own band only since 1982. He has become one of today's best known jazz performers and has been critically acclaimed for his jazz performances and recordings and also for his classical playing. Last year Downbeat magazine named him jazz musician of the year and best trumpeter, and chose his band as the best acoustic jazz group. In both 1985 and 1984 he received Grammy awards for best solo jazz i performance and best classical soloist, a feat no one else has accomplished. Wynton Marsalis at tbe Newport Jazz Festival. He will release another classical album in the next few months and will issue his last classical recording in September. "I'm not playing classical music anymore," said Marsalis, who's now devoting all his energies to jazz. "Jazz encompasses so much. There's no comparison." He still listens to classical music, though. "The greatest composers ... (in classical music) have stated things of great human significance, just as jazz composers do. That's what great artists are trying to do." His piano and a nearby table were Marquee littered with records by Tommy Flanagan, Billie Holiday, Davis, Coltrane, Armstrong and others. He played pieces of them, pointing out contrasting rhythmic styles and noting how his music differed. Then he played the famous recording of "Porgy and Bess" by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. "You can put some Louis Armstrong on and you can't even play after that," Marsalis said reverently. "He played with so much emotion and authority." The only records conspicuously absent from Marsalis's collection were his own. "I don't listen to mv own records — it's too painful," he said. Marsalis was born on October 18, 1961 in Kenner, La., near New Orleans, and was raised in Kenner, Breaux Bridge, another nearby town and New Orleans. His father, Ellis, is a jazz pianist and teacher who, Wynton said, had no time to guide his children into music because he was working so hard to support them. Wynton is one of six boys, four of whom are musicians. His older brother, Branford, 25, is a saxophonist who has played in Wynton's group and is now touring with Sting, the British rock singer. Delfeayo, 20, is a trombonist and eight-year-old Jason plays drums. Marsalis studied in New Orleans with John Longo, George Jansen, Bill Fielder and other musicians of his father's generation before coming to New York in 1979. In 1980, he joined the legendary drummer Art Blakey and his group, the Jazz Messengers, which for some 30 years has served a unique role as a kind of post-graduate school for young jazz musicians. In 1981, he left Blakey to play with three jazz stars who had all been Miles Davis sidemen in the 1960s — the pianist Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams on drums and bassist Ron Carter. The next year, Marsalis launched his own band with a performance in Chicago before the National Association of Jazz Educators, and his first album was nominated for a Grammy award. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holiday Salina Celebrates Saturday, January 18th at 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. A Fllmstrlp Showing Of Dr. King And Birthday Party With Treats For Children At Carver Center. DON HEATH Realtor-Associate But. 827-3641 R*i. 827-8142 coLouieu. ANTRIM-PIPER J 1 ,? Ell i°. n WENGER, REALTORS* s «"""' KS - Uncovers the Hero Inside Us All. VCR RENTAL*-™ 0 ALL MOVIES PER WEEK EA. Monday & Thursday or any other day w/VCR rental. Win. 2 tapes please! "Wtitre Service Is Part 01 Every Sale" ' 859Sjsll * nlh TV* TAPE CENTER Unity t» 'Hi E |i Vnn HI I p> Pacific & N. Ohio Playing Saturday Night Only 10 pm-2 am •Jimmy Dee" From Western Kansas Playing 50's, 60's & 70's music Private Club — Memberships Available 823-6260 Live in Salina Children's Film Series I: "The Point," for grades K-6, Salina Art Center, 1 to 2:30 or2:30 to 4p.m. Markham & Broadway, duo- pianists, Marymount Artist Series, Marymount College Fine Arts Theatre, 8 p.m. Salina movies American Rabbit — An animated superhero rabbit and his friends star in this children's feature. — Sunset Plaza Cinema (early shows only), Rated G A Nightmare on Elm Street-2 — Subtitled "Freddy's Revenge," this sequel is all Freddy's — the monster with the shriveled face and 6-inch steel fingernails. This time he wreaks havoc on the life of Jesse, an ordinary teenager. Freddy even, in one particularly bloody scene, emerges from within the boy's body. It's "as stomach-turning as might be expected, but it has a lot going for it: clever special effects, a good leading performance (by Robert Englund) and a villain so chatty he practically makes this a human-interest story," writes New York Times critic Janet Maslin. There are even touches of humor — "as when the pet bird goes wild, attacks its mate and then explodes, leaving behind only a puff of feathers. 'It's that cheap seed you've been buying,' someone in Jesse's family explains.' " — Vogue, Rated R Black Moon Rising — Tommy Lee Jones stars as a high-tech car thief and Robert Vaughn is the hot-car kingpin in "1986's first slash 'n' crash quickie," says Mike Clark in USA Today. Black Moon is a dream car ripped off by Vaughn before Jones can retrieve the priceless stolen information he hid behind its license plate. Clark calls it "a bad summer movie in January — or, hell frozen over." — Sunset Plaza Cinema (late show only), Rated R Jewel of the Nile — Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner star in the sequel to "Romancing the Stone." This time, the comic- romantic pair romp across Africa, pursued by their inept nemesis, Danny DeVito. But there isn't much new, says New York Times critic Janet Maslin. "Sadly for the sequel," Maslin says, "the novelty in that contrast (between the workaday life of a romance novelist and her far- flung adventures) was more than used up the first tune around." She says Turner "retains her original feistiness" and comes close to carrying the movie, but Douglas "lacks the dash that this swashbuckling role demands." — Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG Out of Africa — Meryl Streep and Robert Redf ord star in what could be the movie team of the year. Streep plays the Danish baroness-novelist Isak Dinesen (whose real name was Karen Blixen). She operates a coffee farm in Kenya in the early part of this century. Redford is a maverick pioneer who steals her heart, despite her love for her husband. The film is based on Dinesen's autobiographical novel by the same name. It's a "big, physically elaborate but wispy movie," writes Vincent Canby in The New York Times. Streep is intelligent, intense and obsessive in her role, but "with the exception of Miss Streep's performance, the pleasures ... are all peripheral ..." — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated PG Runaway Train—Jon Voight stars as a two-tune loser determined never to return to prison after this third breakout. He is accompanied in the prison break by Eric Roberts. The two hop a train to escape, and discover it is out of control across the Alaskan wilderness after the engineer dies. Variety calls it "a sensational picture. Wrenchingly intense and brutally powerful ... is fundamentally serious enough to work strongly on numerous levels." The two are joined by Rebecca DeM- ornay and are tracked by railroad officials and eventually the law. The action is pitched at maximum intensity throughout and the "images are invariably strong, bold and muscular." —Fox, RatedR Troll — A family moves into a new apartment, unaware there's a troll in the basement. The little monster takes over the body of daughter Wendy and then goes about trollify- ing the neighborhood. It's "a droll little fairy tale-horror flick," according to Cox News Service critic Eleanor Ringel. "The movie isn't the blood 'n' guts teen-trash its ads suggest — it's more like a Muppets' nightmare — but there are some unsettling scenes ..." The movie stars Michael Moriarity and Shelley Hack as the parents, Sonny Bono (who gets turned into a forest) and June Lockhart as the wise-cracking witch upstairs. — Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG-13 — Compiled by Lori Brack mM 24 HOUR MOVIE HOTLILE 825-9105: $2 25 PRIME-TIMER SHOW (*) SEN. CITIZENS $2 25 ANYTIME APARTMENT FOR RENT. INQUIRE WITHIN... TV movies, specials 7 p.m. — The Intruder Within, USA, Sauna Cable Channel 6 Chad Everett, Joseph Bottoms (1981). Workers on an isolated oil rig become the prey of a creature from the dark recesses of time. 8 p.m. — Twilight Zone — The Movie, CBS, Sauna Cable Channels 5 and 12 John Lithgow, Vic Morrow (1983). This homage to the old Rod Serling TV series features segments about a bigoted bar patron's comeuppance, a group of retirement home residents who recapture their youth, a child with the power to create or destroy at will, and an airline passenger who sees a gremlin sabotaging the plane's wing. 8 p.m. — The Great Missouri Raid, Salina Cable Channel 7 Macdonald Carey, Wendell Corey (1950). An English dandy, a master of disguise, aids the French aristocracy in escaping the guillotine. Mid-State 1 (*1:OOH*3:OOX*5:00) 1=5151 | ASInam'ToM 7-nn.Mn ^^ IW ONLY I . 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