Blue Engine Records has just announced United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas, a new compilation made up of selections from the famed New York jazz shows played 2003–2007 with artistic director and Grammy winner Wynton Marsalis and his Septet, featuring an all-star cast of musical guests. The album is set for release on March 23.
Included in the collection are Marsalis and company’s collaborations with the likes of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, John Mayer, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, James Taylor, John Legend, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Blind Boys of Alabama, Natalie Merchant, Jimmy Buffett, Lenny Kravitz, Carrie Smith, Audra McDonald and Lyle Lovett.
“On this recording and in these concerts, we came together to affirm common roots, to celebrate the diversity of our creativity, and to pass the reality of our best achievements on to our kids,” Marsalis says. “We were, and are, United in Swing.”
Pre-order United We Swing here, and see the track and guest list below. All of the album’s proceeds will go to support children’s music education worldwide.
United We Stand Tracklist
1. “The Last Time” feat. Blind Boys of Alabama
2. “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry” feat. Bob Dylan
3. “I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town” feat. Ray Charles
4. “I’m Not Rough” feat. Eric Clapton
5. “Creole Love Call” feat. Audra McDonald
6. “Milk Cow Blues” feat. Willie Nelson
7. “I’m Gonna Find Another You” feat. John Mayer
8. “My Baby Don’t Tolerate” feat. Lyle Lovett
9. “The Worst Thing” feat. Natalie Merchant
10. “Please Baby Don’t” feat. John Legend
11. “Mean Old Man” feat. James Taylor
12. “Are You Gonna Go My Way” feat. Lenny Kravitz
13. “Fool’s Paradise” feat. Jimmy Buffett
14. “Empty Bed Blues” feat. Carrie Smith
15. “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” feat. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks
17. What Have You Done?