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New Orleans jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis passed away on April 1, 2020 at the age of 85. In this “Sunday Morning” feature which originally aired on May 2, 2004, Ellis talked about the musical traditions and love for jazz that he passed down to sons Wynton, Jason, Delfeayo and Branford Marsalis, musicians all.

From 1983: The Marsalis jazz family

In this report originally broadcast on “Sunday Morning” January 30, 1983, Dr. Billy Taylor reported on a virtuoso “boy wonder” of jazz, 21-year-old trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, whose promising future was already taking off. Taylor also talked with New Orleans jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, the patriarch of a family of talented musicians, who collaborated with his sons, Wynton and Branford, on a 1982 album titled “Fathers and Sons.” (Ellis Marsalis died on April 1, 2020.)

Garth Brooks is taking your song requests

Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood want your song requests. Their online concert last week went so well, they're doing it again for the next few Mondays. Sunday night on PBS, Brooks will be honored with the Gershwin Prize by the Library of Congress. Norah O'Donnell reports.





 
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