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Smoke house blues-Wynton Marsalis a la Morton1994

Smokehouse Blues Marsalis 1994 

Jelly Roll Morton recorded the Smoke House Blues in 1926. It has always been a top classic piece of jazz. I hardly ever heard a band playing this tune or even trying. 
But here is this trumpet master Wynton Marsalis playing it 1994 with a select number of New Orleans musicians. 
On clarinet is Dr.Michael White and the pianist is Steve Pistorius. 
It is amazing how the band conquered the feeling of the original recording and still be able to give it its own spark. The musicians , even in their solos stay close to the original. plays All together very impressive and cleverly done.