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Marcus Printup

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Marcus Printup, who was born and raised in Conyers, Georgia, had his first musical experiences hearing the fiery gospel music his parents sang in church, and would later discover jazz as a senior in high school. While attending the University of North Florida on a music scholarship, he won the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Trumpet Competition. In 1991, Mr. Printup's life changed drastically when he met his mentor to this day, the great pianist Marcus Roberts. Mr. Roberts introduced him to Wynton Marsalis, which led to his induction into the Jazz @ Lincoln Center Orchestra in 1993. Mr

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Rule of Thirds

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2023
Track listing: The Hive; Nocturne in C Sharp Minor; Rude Awakening; Harlem Lullaby; Odyssey; Convent Court; Rule of Thirds; Love for Sale; Sonata for Fred.

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Holidays

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Snowbound; My Favorite Things; Solstice; Blue Xmas; What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?; Sleigh Ride; A Child is Born; The Christmas Song; I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

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Article: Interview

A Conversation with Tim Hagans

Read "A Conversation with Tim Hagans" reviewed by AAJ Staff


This interview was first published at All About Jazz on December 1998. We spoke with Tim Hagans at Los Angeles's Jazz Bakery in January of this year for his last Blue Note release, a tribute to Freddie Hubbard entitled Hubsongs with fellow trumpeter Marcus Printup. He informed me that he was planning on releasing ...

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Article: Album Review

Alex Weitz: Rule of Thirds

Read "Rule of Thirds" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Tenor saxophonist Alex Weitz's third album, Rule of Thirds, is a quartet date with guests--on seven of its nine tracks. In addition to playing tenor, Weitz wrote all but one of those numbers, Cole Porter's seductive “Love for Sale." Like many saxophonists these days, Weitz has excellent technique, which means he plays a lot of notes, ...

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Article: Interview

Scott Wilson: Nurturing Future Generations of Jazz Musicians

Read "Scott Wilson: Nurturing  Future Generations of Jazz Musicians" reviewed by Jane Kozhevnikova


Scott Wilson is a performer, educator, and composer. He worked at Grand Link World Theme Park in Qingdao, China, at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan, and at Tokyo Disney Sea, among other places around the world. Having many years of experience in the music industry, he has stepped into teaching jazz. Wilson has authored ...

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Transformation

Label: Tiger Turn
Released: 2021
Track listing: Creation, Part I; Creation, Part II; Dear Dad/Letter; Dear Dad/Response; Prelude for Memnon; One Among Many; Rising Out of Hatred; A Piece by the Angriest Black Man in America; Forgiveness; Wisdom of the Humanities; Reaching the Tropopause.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bill Evans & Frank Kimbrough

Read "Bill Evans & Frank Kimbrough" reviewed 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 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Another Set of Recent Listeners’ Favorites

Read "Another Set of Recent Listeners’ Favorites" reviewed by Marc Cohn


The number of the week is five (as in Show 435)! So, it's time for listener favorites from recent shows (421-430). WHYR, Mixcloud, Pacifica and All About Jazz messages, emails, and one-on-one (masked!) feedback in the grocery store are all considered. That would generate some five to six hours of material. So, we have to exercise ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Trumpets? Yes (And More)

Read "Trumpets? Yes (And More)" reviewed by Marc Cohn


Lots of trumpeters this week (mostly 21st century music): Marcus Printup, Ron Horton, Roy Hargrove, Farnell Newton, along with Buck Clayton (and Buddy Tate) plus Emmett Berry (and Don Byas). Big band (a bit off center) from Marty Ehrlich and Django Bates and the Charlie Parker centennial (Koko, including the 'famous' breakdown) and our chronological Sonny ...


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