by Joe Dimino
We set a peaceful tone with the first track on the first episode of 2021 with Bill Evans and the iconic tune Peace Piece." The 682nd Episode continues to profile the voices and new music that has been released during the 2020 pandemic. The music includes Marcus Printup, Monika Hoffman, Seth Trachy and Trish Clowes. We say good-bye to the great pianist Frank Kimbrough. Finally we play music off the new Disney movie Soul featuring Jon Batiste. Cheers to 2021!read more
by Ken Dryden
Marcus Printup/Emil Viklicky Trio Jazz at Prague Castle 2007 Multisonic 2007 Paradigm Shift Street Expressionism Nagel Heyer 2007 Marcus Printup Bird of Paradise: The Music of Charlie Parker Steeplechase 2007 Trumpeter Marcus Printup made a bit of a splash with several potent CDs for Blue Note in the second half of the '90s, but ...read more
by C. Michael Bailey
Sweet, Intelligent tone in the new Lou Donaldson...
The work Boogaloo" makes me think of the Lou Donaldson soul jazz of the 1960s on Blue Note. Marcus Printup resurrects this term for his debut recording for the Nagel Heyer label and gives it a bit of a dusting off and updating. The New Boogaloo is not a blues blowing session in 4/4 meter. It is an intelligently conceived and deftly executed collection of originals with two standards thrown in, performed ...read more
by John Sharpe
Trumpeter Marcus Printup may echo the sounds of the greats, but this young, hard-bopper is slowly finding his voice and is making quite a name for himself. His tone on this CD, his third for BlueNote as a leader, is tart and tangy, very musical and totally confident. His assured demeanor could be explained by the fact that this is the first time Marcus has recorded with his own band. Kevin Bales (piano), Ricky Ravelo (bass) and Woody Williams (drums) ...read more
by C. Michael Bailey
Second, Additional Thoughts. AAJ collegue Jim Santella opined on Marcus Printup's most recent release Nocturnal Traces in the December 1998 issue of the magazine stating that Printup's Tone is thin and pure; his technique down-to-earth..." That is exactly how I found this recording and I wanted to further discuss its fineness against the larger backdrop of larger ensemble jazz.
Stripping Down. One of my central loves in classical music is Georg Fredric Handel's Messiah. This oratorio has been interpreted in ...read more
by Jim Santella
Marcus Printup’s quartet has been together for over four years; the friendships are even older than that. As with most established smaller ensembles, the trumpeter’s is cohesive and its members share ideas consistently. The comprehensive liner notes by Dr. Herb Wong offer insights toward the motivation behind this music; much more information can be found at http://www.bluenote.com/. Printup’s tone is thin and pure; his technique is down-to-earth; accuracy is consistently professional, and the trumpeter’s expressive mannerisms are clearly from the ...read more