Friday, 7 August 2015

52nd birthday of Marcus Roberts

(Born 7 August 1963, Jacksonville, Florida, US)
Virtuoso pianist and composer who has recorded prolifically, especially with his trio and also solo, and earlier on with Wynton Marsalis’s varying ensembles (1985-1991), academic  
(Marcus Roberts Trio – with expanded ensemble, “Deep in the shed” [Roberts, piano; Roland Guerin, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums; solos from expanded ensemble: Etienne Charles, trumpet; Ron Westray, trombone; Wess Anderson, alto saxophone; recorded: live, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, US, 1 February 2008])
(Marcus Roberts plays “Blue Monk”, classic composition by Thelonious Monk, on the Wynton Marsalis Quintet performance [personnel: Marsalis, piano; Todd Williams, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone; Roberts, piano; Reginald Veal, bass; Herlin Riley, drums; recorded: live, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand, 18 March 1988])
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