2009-07-23

Marcus Roberts

It's always a pleasure to see Marcus Roberts (hats off to another Florida State grad) getting the press attention his musicianship warrants. This week New York Times reporter Nate Chinen cites the 'warm balance of mind and heart' evident in the playing of the Marcus Roberts Trio at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jason Marsalis performs on drums and Rodney Jordan fills in for Roland Guerin this week on bass. The full review appears at the New York Times web site.

The Marcus Roberts Trio is engaged at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola through Sunday. Sets are at 19:30 and 21:30 with 23:30 sets added on Friday and Saturday. For ticket information call 1 212 258 9595.

Marcus Roberts recently released a new album, New Orleans Meets Harlem, Volume 1 on the J Master Records label. A new album, From Rags to Rhythm, is due for release on the same label later this year.

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