Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis
Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center, NYC
2008, Eagle Eye Media
An extremely unique pairing of Jazz and Country. Two living legends in their respective genres combine talent to deliver a musical collaboration that is to be enjoyed by both artists’ fan base.
While Jazz purists may be a bit appalled with having Willie on stage singing with Wynton playing but after watching it they may very well change their mind. Before putting on this DVD I didn’t know what to expect as I am not a big fan of either and only familiar with a few of Willie’s songs. Was this to be Country with Jazz elements or vice versa? It was something entirely different although Jazz is more prominent than Country. The music is primarily Blues but not the Delta or Chicago blues we are all accustomed to. This is more mellow almost jazz like with a blues influence. Nelson’s voice works really well with this style of music and this show comes off really well.