Watch: Wynton Marsalis explains Movement V of "Blues Symphony"

Wynton Marsalis explains Blues Symphony's “Movement V: Big City Breaks.” Marsalis's scintillating second symphony pays homage to the music of George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, and James P. Johnson, transforming the 12-bar blues into a lyrical, kaleidoscopic history of American music.

Listen or download Blue Engine's release of Marsalis's second symphony performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of celebrated conductor Cristian Măcelaru.