Archive for May 27th, 2007

Marcus Roberts – As Serenity Approaches (1992)

NICK DERISO: Before going out on his own, pianist Marcus Roberts learned an important thing from former bandleader Wynton Marsalis: This ability to use standards to create a context for original compositions. Marsalis had, at this point, moved away from all-original content into a tight embrace of the repertoire — and this album by Roberts, featuring solo and duet pieces,Read More