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Another multimedia affair as now-Durham resident Branford Marsalis takes the listeners through music inspired by an intense engagement with the paintings of Romare Beardon, the North Carolina-born, Harlem-based painter whose evocative collages chronicled African-American life in the twentieth century, and were often inspired by jazz. Most exciting is the Marsalis family romp "animule" instruments-style through Jelly Roll Morton's "Jungle Blues."

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