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“I’m a seer and a mind freer. Cash is my middle name, but I’m called Mr. Game. It all happened just as I said.”

A knockabout satire, dark gamble of a truth or dare witty morality dilemma for our Trumpian times the libretto for Wynton Marsalis’s The Ever Fonky Lowdown Part 1 is certainly worth a place in your stack of bedtime reading. 

Wynton’s new oratorio the libretto can be accessed via the link. 

No recorded music so far beyond a live stream at the time of the premiere which took place earlier this month and featured the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Doug Wamble, Jazzmeia Horn, Brianna Thomas, Camille Thurman, Wendell Pierce, and the choreography of Jared Grimes.

The conscience of the nation is at stake as if, thank you Stealers Wheel, clowns to the left of me/Jokers to the right, here I am/stuck in the middle with you.