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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Marcus Roberts And The Modern Jazz Generation At The Kimmel Center

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Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Perelman Theater
Philadelphia, PA
October 11, 2019

Marcus Roberts is one of the great jazz pianists of his generation, coming up in the 1980s in Wynton Marsalis' band and since then more ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Potter: You Already Know

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You might not know who drummer Dave Potter is, but you should. Whether stoking the flames in Jason Marsalis' Vibes Quartet, adding rhythmic flair to the recordings of bassist Will Goble, or leading the charge on his own, Potter has something incredibly positive to say.

With You Already Know, Potter shrewdly mixes it ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2016

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Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington, Vermont
June 3-12, 2016

With thirty-two years of history, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is an avowed tradition, but those who oversee the wide variety of events that take place in Vermont's Queen City for the duration of its multiple nights regularly find a way to inject fresh ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bassist Will Goble Releases "Consider The Blues" On OA2 Records On May 20th

Bassist Will Goble Releases "Consider The Blues" On OA2 Records On May 20th

For his second recording as a leader, bassist Will Goble is joined by drummer Dave Potter, his long-time rhythm section mate in Jason Marsalis' Quartet, master saxophonist Greg Tardy and the Atlanta-based pianist Louis Heriveaux. Through arrangements of compositions by Mary Lou Williams and George Gershwin, and originals inspired by the 2015 Nepali earthquakes, racial injustice, and ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own

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One of the channels that came with my Dish Network package is Classic Arts Showcase, which is a treasure trove of film clips documenting classical, ballet, folk, pop and other forms of music that one is unlikely to see anywhere else (although some footage is presumably available on YouTube, which more and more seems to encompass ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bela Fleck and The Marcus Roberts Trio: Oakland, CA, August 31, 2012

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Béla Fleck and Marcus Roberts
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA
August 31, 2012

Seeing banjoist Béla Fleck and pianist Marcus Roberts is like a roller coaster ride through new musical places. The two recently gave one of the most exciting shows in Yoshi's history, just in time to celebrate the well-known club's forty year anniversary.

In ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Montreal Jazz Festival: Montreal, Canada, June 28-July 7, 2012

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
June 28-July 7, 2012
From the time of the airplane's descent to the airport in Montréal, I knew something was different and perhaps special about this place. Instead of a square or rectangular grid style of suburban housing plots, from my window I saw circular formations of housing, ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Will Goble

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Meet Will Goble:
Without fanfare, Will Goble is steadily carving out a unique space for himself as a bassist and bandleader. Driven by a genuine love for group interaction and a positive exchange with audiences, he leads his own bands and supports other musicians with equal energy and enthusiasm. His first album as a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bela Fleck & The Marcus Roberts Trio: Across The Imaginary Divide

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Across The Imaginary Divide, the collaboration between banjoist Béla Fleck and The Marcus Roberts Trio, is as adventurous as its title suggests. And the fruit of these four musicians' labor is as seamless as their approach is fearless.

The opening moments of “Some Roads Lead Home" demonstrate that the modesty with which the foursome interacts ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Marcus Roberts: The Music of Jelly Roll Morton

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In the midst of Jazz at Lincoln Center's May celebration of New Orleans music, Marcus Roberts and his trio, accompanied by a choir of horns, constructed a tribute to Jelly Roll Morton. The concert featured classic Morton compositions performed with some enterprising improvisations.

Morton's importance as a jazz pioneer cannot be overstated, and the extent ...