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Royal Garden Blues


Download links and information about Royal Garden Blues by Branford Marsalis. This album was released in 1986 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 49:35 minutes.

Artist: Branford Marsalis
Release date: 1986
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 7
Duration: 49:35
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No. Title Length
1. Swingin' At the Haven 5:11
2. Dienda 7:12
3. Strike Up the Band 4:19
4. Emanon 7:23
5. Royal Garden Blues 7:05
6. Shadows 9:29
7. The Wrath of Tain 8:56



Branford Marsalis' second album as a leader followed his first by three years, and he had grown a lot in the interim. He had switched permanently to tenor (doubling on soprano), left his brother Wynton's group, toured with Sting, and begun heading his own group. Although using quartets on each of the seven selections, Marsalis varies the personnel quite a bit, utilizing pianists Ellis Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, Larry Willis, and Herbie Hancock; bassists Ron Carter, Charnett Moffett, and Ira Coleman; and drummers Ralph Peterson, Al Foster, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, and Jeff Watts. One of Branford's more playful albums, the repertoire includes a tribute of sorts to his native New Orleans on "Royal Garden Blues" plus "Strike Up the Band" and then-recent originals. An excellent outing.