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Jason Marsalis

“Music is always in motion,” states Jason Marsalis, and whenever he’s behind the drum kit, the music moves with graceful swing and crackling intensity, hurtling away from the familiar into fresh, exciting territory, like a bullet train headed from New Orleans to Chicago and on to destinations unknown.

Music in Motion, Marsalis’ second recording as a leader/composer, portrays this express journey from the past and the present to the future of jazz. The fuel? High-grade, premium rhythm, of course, supplied not only by the twenty-three year old drummer, but also by his team of young engineers: John Ellis (tenor sax), Derek Douget (alto & soprano sax), Jonathan Lefcoski (piano) and Peter Harris (bass). This record taps into the rhythmic potential of all these instruments, as well as new compositional avenues created by incorporating unusual rhythms into the jazz idiom, which keeps the music chugging briskly through seventy-four minutes of sinuous original material.

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Aug4Thu Jason Marsalis Quartet
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
London, UK
18:00
€42
Aug5Fri Jason Marsalis Quartet
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
London, UK
18:00
€42
Aug5Fri Jason Marsalis Quartet
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
London, UK
22:30
€42
Oct6Thu Jason Marsalis
South Jazz Parlor
Philadelphia, PA
7:00 PM
$25
Oct6Thu Jason Marsalis
South Jazz Parlor
Philadelphia, PA
9:00 PM
$25
Oct7Fri Jason Marsalis
South Jazz Parlor
Philadelphia, PA
8:00 PM
$25
Oct7Fri Jason Marsalis
South Jazz Parlor
Philadelphia, PA
10:00 PM
$25

Albums

In A World Of Mallets
In A World Of Mallets
Basin Street Records
2013
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Music Update
Music Update
ELM Records
2009
buy
Music in Motion
Music in Motion
Basin Street Records
2001
buy

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