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Marlon Simon: In Case You Missed It

Read "In Case You Missed It" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

In Case You Missed It is percussionist Marlon Simon's fourth album over the past ten years. His brother, trumpeter Michael, appears on two tunes while his better-known sibling, pianist Edward, is on all but one of the album's nine tracks.

Edward Simon has recorded extensively with altoist Bobby Watson's Horizon, as well as on a number of recordings including the highly praised Oceanos(Criss Cross, 2007), co-led with altoist David Binney. Marlon's group, The Nagual Spirits, varies in size ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Marlon Simon: In Case You Missed It

Read "In Case You Missed It" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Many jazz fans are probably more familiar with pianist Edward Simon than his talented siblings Michael (trumpet) and Marlon (drums). But brother Marlon's aptly titled In Case You Missed It might help to change that. The fact that Marlon Simon is an impressive percussionist and composer quickly surfaces with this fourth recording, leading his eclectic band, Nagual Spirits. While much of Latin jazz has been culled from the historic Afro-Latin and American jazz melting pot, there have ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Marlon Simon: Rumba A La Patato

Read "Rumba A La Patato" reviewed by Jim Santella

Bobby Watson and Brian Lynch stand out on this Latin jam session led by drummer Marlon Simon. It's his second album, made up largely of the leader's own compositions. Younger brother Edward Simon guests on three tracks, while youngest brother Michael guests on the two that he composed. Marlon Simon, who was born in Venezuela, successfully combines equal portions of Latin music with jazz music to form Latin jazz. The essential ingredients are the swing, the loose improvisation, and the ...


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