Bolden (Original Soundtrack)

Bolden (Original Soundtrack)

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For the original soundtrack of Bolden, in theaters this spring, nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Wynton Marsalis faced a nearly impossible task: bring fellow cornetist and New Orleanian Buddy Bolden, widely considered one of the fathers of jazz, back from the dead. But on this album, Marsalis enthusiastically resurrects the bawdy, brassy sound of Bolden as no one else can, throwing a Big Easy party that romps through some of Bolden’s most beloved material.

Featuring acclaimed vocalists Catherine Russell and Brianna Thomas and an all-star cast of instrumentalists that includes Wycliffe Gordon, Victor Goines, Marcus Printup, and more, Marsalis brings turn-of-the-century New Orleans back to life, imbuing early jazz classics popularized by Bolden and his competitor Louis Armstrong with a modern sound and energy.


Track listing

  1. Come On Children
  2. Make Me a Pallet On the Floor
  3. Gone My Way
  4. Creole Belles
  5. Bolden Jump
  6. Timelessness (Short Version)
  7. You Rascal You
  8. Russian Lullaby
  9. Stardust
  10. Timelessness
  11. Phantasmagoric Bordello Ballet
  12. Shake it High, Shake It Low
  13. Red Hot Mammas
  14. Whoa You Heifer
  15. Don’t Go Away Nobody
  16. All the Whores Go Crazy (About the Way I Ride)
  17. Basin Street Blues
  18. Dinah
  19. Muskrat Ramble
  20. Black and Blue
  21. Tiger Rag
  22. Making Runs
  23. Whip it
  24. Funky Butt (I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say)
  25. Didn’t He Ramble
  26. Buddy’s Horn


Wynton Marsalis – trumpet, cornet

Marcus Printup – trumpet

Wycliffe Gordon – valve trombone

Vincent Gardner – valve trombone

Sherman Irby – alto saxophone

Ted Nash – alto saxophone, clarinet

Michael White – Clarinet

Victor Goines – Clarinet

Walter Blanding – Clarinet

Reno Wilson – vocals

Catherine Russell – vocals

Brianna Thomas – vocals

Julie Bruskin – cello

Don Vappie – guitar

Carlos Henriquez – bass

Dan Nimmer – piano

Ali Jackson – drums