For the original soundtrack of Bolden, in theaters this spring, nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Wynton Marsalis faced a nearly impossible task: bring cornetist and fellow New Orleanian Buddy Bolden, widely considered one of the fathers of jazz, back from the dead. But on this album, Marsalis enthusiastically resurrects the bawdy, brassy sound of Bolden as no one else can, throwing a Big Easy party that romps through some of Bolden’s most beloved material. 

Featuring acclaimed vocalists Catherine Russell and Brianna Thomas and an all-star cast of instrumentalists that includes Wycliffe Gordon, Victor Goines, Marcus Printup, and more, Marsalis brings turn-of-the-century New Orleans back to life, imbuing early jazz classics popularized by Bolden and his competitor Louis Armstrong with a modern sound and energy.


1. Come On Children

2. Make Me a Pallet On the Floor

3. Gone My Way

4. Creole Belles

5. Bolden Jump

6. Timelessness (Short Version)

7. You Rascal You

8. Russian Lullaby

9. Stardust

10. Timelessness

11. Phantasmagoric Bordello Ballet

12. Shake it High, Shake It Low

13. Red Hot Mammas

14. Whoa You Heifer

15. Don’t Go Away Nobody

16. All the Whores Go Crazy (About the Way I Ride)

17. Basin Street Blues

18. Dinah

19. Muskrat Ramble

20. Black and Blue

21. Tiger Rag

22. Making Runs

23. Whip it

24. Funky Butt (I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say)

25. Didn’t He Ramble

26. Buddy’s Horn

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Timelessness - 2019

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