All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Marcus Strickland

Marcus Strickland

It has already been an exciting career for Miami-raised soprano and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, who has two releases on Fresh Sound New Talent Records as a leader (”At Last” and “Brotherhood”) and currently plays with Dave Douglas, Jeff 'Tain' Watts and Michael Carvin. Strickland also recently ended a five year stint with legendary drummer Roy Haynes. Although the aspiring saxophonist has been on two grammy-nominated recordings in a row (Fountain of Youth - Roy Haynes & Keystone - Dave Douglas), the most intriguing part is that Strickland's career has just begun. This is definitely indicated by his latest venture... Strick Muzik—his own record label. And what could be a better way to launch a label than with an adventurous double CD project featuring two bands of his and appropriately titled with a play on words Twi-Life.

The first disc features his acclaimed quartet with the inventive Robert Glasper on piano, Vicente Archer on bass and his twin brother E.J. Strickland on drums. Marcus' signature-styled compositions serve as a canvas upon which the quartet paints with telepathy and interaction. The second disc is the debut recording of his new Twi-Life Group: Lage Lund on guitar, Brad Jones on electric bass and E.J. Strickland on drums again. The Twi-Life group displays the curious side of Marcus' compositional skills through funk, rock, ska and jungle grooves, while also showin' off the versatility of his twin brother E.J. on the drums. Twi-Life is the most venturous of Marcus' projects yet. The double CD package offers a whole lot of interesting music to the listener, in addition to revealing Marcus' explorative nature. The dedication put forth by Marcus and both of his talented groups, as indicated by the energy of their music, is a labor of love.

Read more
Album Reviews
Live Reviews
Album Reviews
Live Reviews
Album Reviews
Extended Analysis
Album Reviews
Read more articles
April 16, 2015

Upcoming Music Events At Harlem Stage (marcus Strickland, José James,...

October 19, 2011

Recent Listening: Marcus Strickland

October 03, 2011

The Jazz Session #314: Marcus Strickland

September 29, 2011

Marcus Strickland - Triumph of the Heavy, Volumes 1 and 2 (2011)

August 26, 2011

Saxophonist/Composer Marcus Strickland Celebrates Triumph of the Heavy...

October 26, 2008

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Helen Sung, Marcus Strickland and the...

September 02, 2008

Saxophonist/Composer Marcus Strickland Leads His New Quartet in...

September 18, 2007

Marcus Strickland's CD Release Party - September 18-19 @ The Zinc Bar

September 04, 2007

CD Release Parties for Marcus Strickland's New Recording "Open Reel...

March 12, 2007

Marcus Strickland Twi-Life Group at Jazz Standard April 3

September 13, 2006

Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life Group at the New School September 21

December 20, 2005

The Marcus Strickland Quartet Fri., Jan. 6th American Museum of Natural...

November 18, 2005

Marcus Strickland at the Jazz Gallery Sat., Nov. 19th 9PM & 10PM

October 26, 2005

Marcus Strickland at the Jazz Gallery Sat., Nov. 19th 9PM & 10PM

September 21, 2005

Marcus Strickland TRINITY@Small's 3 Groups on 3 Wednesday's (Sept.21)...

September 07, 2005

Marcus Strickland TRINITY@Small's: 3 Groups on 3 Wednesdays (Sept. 7,...

August 05, 2005

Marcus Strickland Quartet @ Jazz Gallery Fri., Aug.5th 9 &10:30 p.m.

July 29, 2005

Marcus Strickland Quartet @ Jazz Gallery Fri., Aug.5th 9 &10:30 p.m.

June 20, 2005

The Marcus Strickland Quartet @ The Blue Note Mon., June 20th Sets are...

June 03, 2005

The Marcus Strickland Quartet @ The Blue Note Mon., June 20th Sets are...

Photos (39) Slideshow

Discography

Similar

John Coltrane John Coltrane
saxophone
Kenny Garrett Kenny Garrett
saxophone, alto
Wayne Shorter Wayne Shorter
saxophone
Joe Henderson Joe Henderson
saxophone, tenor
Jaleel Shaw Jaleel Shaw
saxophone, alto
Rudresh Mahanthappa Rudresh Mahanthappa
saxophone, alto
David Binney David Binney
saxophone
Mark Turner Mark Turner
saxophone, tenor
Donny McCaslin Donny McCaslin
saxophone
Seamus Blake Seamus Blake
saxophone, tenor
Ravi Coltrane Ravi Coltrane
saxophone, tenor