jason marsalis

MusicInsideOut.org

As a child, Jason Marsalis watched old television shows as much for the music as for anything the characters were doing onscreen.

“I became a big fan of reruns of the tv show, The Monkees,” he tells Gwen. “My father thought it was just hilarious that I was into this. But when I look back on it, that was music from the 1960s.”

Our own Gwen Thompkins, host of Music Inside Out, was featured on Morning Edition today as part of their Heavy Rotation music series.

She explored "Ballet Class" by Jason Marsalis.