NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT...
MUSIC: Only The Lonely
Delfeayo Marsalis: For me, playing a ballad with my Dad is... the ultimate. Because he knows just how to make you sound good. He knows how to set you up the right way, you know, and he's got that touch and that sound.
...DELFEAYO MARSALIS ON HIS FATHER, NEA JAZZ MASTER ELLIS MARSALIS...
Delfeayo Marsalis: The thing about my Dad is he is always himself, no matter what the situation is. And when he comes in, what he plays is always honest and pure. And that's what Elvin Jones said the most important thing about jazz is honesty. And I know that when he's playing, it's for real.
MUSIC: up for punctuation, then fades under and out
THIS JAZZ MOMENT DELFEAYO MARSALIS ON HIS FATHER, PIANIST ELLIS MARSALIS, WAS CREATED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
Delfeayo Marsalis on his father's musical honesty