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by George Colligan
[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]Marvin Sewell might be the greatest guitarist you've never heard of. I first met Sewell at a recording session in 1995. (Sewell, saxophonist Gary Thomas, and I improvised over hip-hop tracks for two days; these sessions were edited into what become Thomas' Overkill: Murder In The Worst Degree, an album that we promoted in Europe on tours in 1995 and 1996.) I was struck immediately by ...read more
by Mark F. Turner
Like many young artists, guitarist Marvin Sewell's musical influences include not only jazz but also classical, popular, experimental, and other styles. But the one that is most evident and clearly spoken in Sewell's own vocabulary would seem to be the blues. His abilities on the guitar are spoken with a deep sense of history, energy, and soul, as most notably witnessed with songstress Cassandra Wilson on Travelling Miles and Belly of the Sun and jazz pianist Jason Moran on his ...read more