Marc Cary

Marc Cary stands on an unshakable reputation as pianist dedicated to the craft. His fresh styling shows his expansive vocabulary. Cary's earnest orientation towards jazz, where much of his musical foundation lies, proves that he has internalized the idiom. Take his seminal masterwork, Rhodes Ahead Vol 1., released in 2000, is considered by many to be a classic; the Fender Rhodes-laden record signifies 70s free jazz, where the electric piano was oft-times the sonic weapon of choice.

This time around, Cary is going retro and returning to a full acoustic setting. With the FOCUS Trio, featuring Samir Gupta on tabla and drums and David Ewell on bass, Cary's current vision is to bring together East Indian, West African and Native America musical traditions together in an all acoustic setting and blending it into African-American musical culture: jazz. “Jazz is the rhythmic approach I'm coming from with FOCUS Trio,” explains Cary. FOCUS Trio will release Focus on Motema on June 27.

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Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2
Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2
Motéma Music
2015
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Four Directions
Four Directions
Motéma Music
2014
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For the Love of Abbey
For the Love of Abbey
Motema Music
2014
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 Focus Trio Live 2009
Focus Trio Live 2009
Motema Music
2010
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Focus
Focus
Motema Music
2006
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Trillium
Trillium
Jazzateria
1999
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