Post Tagged with: "Jason Marsalis"

Marcus Roberts, “The Mystery of Romance” (2014): One Track Mind

Marcus Roberts, “The Mystery of Romance” (2014): One Track Mind

After a period of retrenchment that saw Marcus Roberts rejoining early mentor Wynton Marsalis, this shows he’s ready for a more adventurous path.

Jim Clayton – Songs My Daughter Knows (2013)

A musical scrapbook for pianist Jim Clayton’s child, who had not yet hit the ripe old age of three at the time of recording, Songs My Daughter Knows is a refreshing and moving jazz record.

Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio – Across The Imaginary Divide (2012)

Sometimes music is about hearing two masters of their craft jam together, amazing listeners with their sheer artistry. That summarizes Across The Imaginary Divide

Ellis Marsalis on the term 'jazz': "Music can never be changed by a name"

Regarded as the preeminent modern jazz figure in New Orleans, Ellis Marsalis would have had a sweeping impact as a musical innovator and longtime educator even had he not parented a series of famous jazz-playing sons

Ellis Marsalis – A New Orleans Christmas Carol (2011)

An expanded version of a 2002 Yuletide project, A New Orleans Christmas Carol impressively expands the original collaboration with Marsalis’ son Jason (on drums and vibes), bassist Bill Huntington and vocalist Cynthia Liggins Thomas.

Irvin Mayfield – A Love Letter to New Orleans (2011)

Putting together a luxe coffee-table book honoring the city of his birth clearly got Irvin Mayfield in a nostalgic mood.

Delfeayo Marsalis – Sweet Thunder (2011)

Delfeayo Marsalis – Sweet Thunder (2011)

Delfeayo Marsalis doesn’t just rediscover Duke Ellington. He reanimates Ellington as a living breathing thing, a collaborative voice.

Ellis Marsalis – Whistle Stop (1994)

NICK DERISO: This album effectively reminded us that New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis was still a hat-tipping, oh-so-swinging piano man — something the thoughtful, often romantic playing on his 1991 “Heart of Gold” release and then “Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 3” with trumpet-playing son Wynton, couldn’t have hinted at. This cat, you’re reminded, can cook. Ellis sat in withRead More

John Ellis & Double-Wide – Dance Like There's No Tomorrow (2008)

by Pico Of all the sax-organ-sousaphone-drums ensembles out there, John Ellis & his Double-Wide ensemble really do stand out. That might be because there aren’t any other such ensembles out there. To get to this point where he’s leading such an unusual combo, North Carolina native John Ellis had been on a musical odyssey that took him from singing hymnsRead More

Beth Patterson – Hybrid Vigor (1999)

NICK DERISO: Sequencing an album by the New Orleans-based Irish folkie Beth Patterson must be like trying to make sense of a series of radio stations. The first track on her debut solo CD was a classic reel, one of those familiar yet still luminous moments with the swirling rhythms seem to lift every soul at a pub performance. TheRead More