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Wynton Marsalis On KU Basketball, Jazz And The State Of Things

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Wynton Marsalis is part of a new jazz album from Jazz at Lincoln Center honoring University of Kansas basketball.

Each of the Rock Chalk Suite’s 15 movements takes inspiration from a different University of Kansas hoops legend. It was written and recorded by the musicians of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

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