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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by telemnemonics, Apr 1, 2020.
Not much I can say personally, but we lost another.
Aw man, Rest In Peace, Ellis.
So sad. Rest In Peace.
A great and kind man. Hell of a musician too.
saw him perform with Harry Connick Jr in New Orleans at his Christmas show in 2018 - when Connick introduced him on stage, he called him his second father
and music mentor - Connick and Branford Marsalis, Ellis's son, founded the Musicians Village in New Orleans which features the Ellis Marsalis Center For Music -
Ellis Marsalis was an exceptional jazz pianist and a very influential music educator - he will be greatly missed -
In tribute to The Marsalis Family - I’d like to say that New Orleans is one of the greatest cities in the world. For Music,
for Food, and perhaps most of all it’s ambience. I know I’m not the only one who arrived in New Orleans intending perhaps on staying for a few days, and the days turned into
weeks and then months and for some forever.
My sincerest condolences to The Marsalis Family, The Friends of The Family, The Second Line and finally to The Great City itself.
Just a really pleasant man, to be around. Great educator as well. My sister will be gutted to hear this.
We keep going this way, and I don't know what of New Orleans will remain. Just very sad, and we won't even be able to send him off properly.
The punches keep coming.
Listen, we have grown up in a media-saturated time and now in an instant-communication kind of time. We are aware of thousands upon thousands of people, and we see their lives in great detail.
For that reason, I said years ago that when the Boomers pass, it will feel a little like an extinction event. Before this mass-media and instant-communication era, our awareness of deaths around the country and certainly around the world was limited. Now, that awareness is potentially unlimited.
Wynton and Branford are grieving, but I'm guessing they know what it means to carry something forward. That's probably what Ellis Marsalis taught them, and it seems to me it's the only thing that can keep us moving sometimes.
We are going to get picked off, and we can either look to our right and left and feel the dread of it, or we can stare straight ahead and keep on keeping on in a way that, even if they didn't totally understand it, our predecessors would have blessed.
Does that make sense? We're going to get more of this kind of news every week, so it seems like it's important not to feel defeated.
Most of my music heroes are up there in age. I have a bad feeling we are only on the tip of this ice burg.
Condolences to the Marsalis family, what an inspirational dad for his offspring and many others. We have been fortunate to have Delfeayo and band come play a few times in our small town.
Sincere condolences to his family and close friends. He made a positive difference in the lives of many.
Requiescat in pace, Mr. Marsalis.
A few tears this morning.
Terrible loss for the world. So long Ellis. Thanks for all the beauty you created for the rest of us.
Ellis Marsalis was a quietly influential jazz artist.
Just look at the excellent musicians that have come out of his tutelage.
My favorite Ellis quote about Harry Connick Jr, "I always felt he had a lot of promise. Then he decided he wanted to be a singer."
Rest in peace and thank you for the music.