Includes FREE MP3
of this album.
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for 7.49
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play The Blues - Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center [CD+DVD]

Wynton Marsalis, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
Price: 8.84 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 25 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Cloud Player. Provided by Amazon EU S. r.l.
Buy the MP3 album for 7.49 at the Amazon MP3 Downloads store.

Amazon Artist Stores

All the music, full streaming songs, photos, videos, biographies, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play The Blues - Live From Jazz At  Lincoln Center + Old Sock + Clapton
Price For All Three: 20.65

Buy the selected items together
  • Old Sock 5.99
  • Clapton 5.82

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product details

  • Audio CD (12 Sep 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B005974C94
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,628 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ice Cream
2. Forty - Four
3. Joe Turner's
4. The Last Time
5. Careless Love
6. Kidman Blues
7. Layla
8. Joliet Bound
9. Just A Closer Walk With Thee (featuring Taj Mahal)
10. Corrine, Corrina (featuring Taj Mahal)
11. Stagger Lee (featuring Taj Mahal - DVD only)

Product Description

CD Description

Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton are two of the finest musicians of their generation. They joined forces for the first time on Play The Blues - Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center. Over the years, many greats have graced the stage at Lincoln Center but none as luminous as the combined talents of Wynton and Eric. This special version of the album that ensued includes a DVD of the show, with bonus track.

Product Description

2CD Cd+Dvd

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
United by dalliances with purism as young men and an abiding love of classic blues and jazz, Eric Clapton and Wynton Marsalis are a more comfortable fit than it may initially seem. Both musicians are synthesists, not innovators, stitching together elements from their idols in an attempt to preserve the past while bringing it into the present, so their sensibilities are aligned and, in 2011, they're amenable to a partnership that explores their common ground.
So, Clapton and Marsalis held a series of concerts at New York City's Jazz at Lincoln Center in April of 2011, the guitarist selecting the songs (apart from "Layla", performed upon the request of bassist Carlos Henriquez), the trumpeter picking the band and working up the arrangements, using King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band as his template yet finding room for piano and, of course, guitar.
Clapton's choice of songs leans heavily toward the '20s -- so much so that the dip into postwar electric blues via Howlin' Wolf's "Forty Four" feels a bit of a shock -- and the arrangements are faithful to classic New Orleans jazz yet loose, never quite hidebound to tradition and finding plenty of space for every one of the players to roam; Clapton and Marsalis surely solo plenty, but so do trombonist Chris Crenshaw, clarinetist Victor Goines, and pianist Dan Nimmer.
There's not much ego on display -- even the inclusion of "Layla" doesn't feel forced, thanks to Marsalis' inventive New Orleans funeral arrangement of this overly familiar tune -- but the joy is palpable and the chemistry natural.
Compared to Wynton's duet albums with Willie Nelson, this is both more traditional and riskier, and compared to Clapton's latter-day duets with B.B. King and J.J. Cale, this finds the guitarist none too deferential.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars But probably will be 5 stars 14 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
4 stars on one listen to the CD and one watch of the DVD. My feeling is that one more listen it will be 5 stars. To be honest its not a combination of artists I thought I'd ever see. Wynton Marsalis is one of the finest Trumpet players on the planet, being an accomplished (thats an understatement) Jazz and Classical player. So to match him with Eric Clapton seemed a little odd. However as 'Bluenotes' excellent review explains better than I can they work together really well. The warmth and respect for each other seems natural and in no way forced.

The music in simplistic terms is mainly in the Trad Jazz tradition, as its mainly based on King Olivers 1920s band. With the exception of Clapton and his regular Piano player Chris Stainton the band is entirely Wynton Marsalis's. And what a band. I was fortunate enough to see the core of this band at Ronnie Scotts recently and they are absolutely brilliant. Eric Clapton isn't a Jazz guitarist but as he chose all but one of the songs (and the one he didn't choose was Layla), and most have a blues leaning he is really on home turf and contributes some fine solos, with Wynton Marsalis looking on approvingly.

Its great value for money to get the CD and the DVD, and certainly gets my recommendation.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic stuff, thoroughly enjoyable! 19 Sep 2011
By Antoine
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Being a huge fan for many many years of EC, I bought this automatically as I would any new release of his. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, not being overly familiar with Wynton Marsalis and his music (being far more of a blues fan than jazz although that may change!). I needn't have worried, the band is top notch as one would expect and all concerned clearly enjoyed the experience. I love hearing how EC always approaches old songs or reworkings of familiar ones and Layla doesn't disappoint. The rest of the show is mostly in the trad jazz vein and is a joy to listen to. He contributes some fine solos, all in his trademark style, mostly on a Gibson 335 for a change (being better suited for jazz than a strat). The package with the DVD is definitely the one to go for especially with it being a live performance plus you get a few snippets of interviews and rehearsal footage and a bonus solo performance of Stagger Lee from Taj Mahal.

An excellent addition to EC's catalogue and one I'll probably be replaying a lot more than last year's studio album.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great jazz/blues collaboration 17 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD
This is a fun record, probably all the more so for being a bit unexpected; old-style jazz and blues played by a great band who sound like they are enjoying every minute. Clapton is on fine form, singing and playing well... he always does better when he's part of a challenging project, when someone is pushing him. Good stuff.

Edit, after a few more listens/watches, few more observations. First, I don't get the hate some people have for the sound... it's a live album, it's not meant to sound like it was recorded in a lab. Sounds fine to me.

Second, it does come across as ever so slightly under-rehearsed; good! There are a few moments where things come a halt very briefly, and everyone looks round before carrying on. There's one instance where Clapton finishes a solo slightly before the band expects it, and he's not the only culprit. But does this detract from the fun? not a bit... adds to the spontaneous live feel, if anything. Watching the DVD is worthwhile here, because you get more sense of the interplay between them all. Both Clapton and Marsalis make funny, eloquent and honest speeches between songs, which aren't on the CD.

Lastly, I found it interesting that Clapton started coming out with some very Cream-like licks whenever he was getting into his lead work... and Cream was probably more of a jazz band (live, anyway) that a rock or blues band. I like to see Clapton work hard when he plays guitar, both solos and rhythm. Not because I'm a sadist, but because he's damned good at it. His guitar choice was great for this too, lightly overdriven Gibson... I was dreading the clean Strat approach, but we were spared that!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Bought this as I love Eric`s music but ended up being blown away by the fantastic live brass. I have never heard such clear tones on a live album.
Published 16 days ago by hally
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
My brother gave us this CD when we visited him in Devon last summer. We did not know that Eric Clapton was into blues, but my brother (being a guitar player himself) had found this... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Pauline Ilesley
5.0 out of 5 stars Marsalis/Clapton
Didn't know whether this was for me but I got it anyway and I'm glad I did - an excellent album
Published 2 months ago by Yrret M Knott
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Great!!
What a great mix, Marsalis and friends and Clapton!!
The CD is one of the best of the year for me, the DVD a fantastic bonus.
Published 4 months ago by Kenneth J. Sayers
3.0 out of 5 stars Great collaboration
An interesting collaboration between two greats of their respective styles of music which works really well. Some great tracks including a new version of Layla
Published 4 months ago by G. Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Early blues given the superstar Treatment
This is a great Album two greats from Jazz & blues do a concert that flows with Energy and respect for each others craft its very early blues I especially love Ice Cream
Published 4 months ago by M. J. Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton
both CD and DVD are just brilliant really really good stuff they work well together worth buying if you are a jazz or blues fan.
Published 4 months ago by Kevin Southam
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz Greats
Very interesting cd & dvd presentation of some of the best jazz musicians alive today, quality of sound was very good with some startling solos. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. B. W. Haynes
5.0 out of 5 stars Music
Music fabulous and selection of tunes impressive. Will definitely look for similar CD in the future. Well done to the musicians
Published 5 months ago by A J Furness
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Eric Clapton demonstrates that he is one of the very few rock musicians who can more than hold their own with the best of jazzmen. Read more
Published 5 months ago by John Pitchers
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category