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From his beginnings as one of Chicago’s most thrilling young trumpeters, to his current status as an internationally renowned musician, composer and bandleader, Marquis Hill has worked tirelessly to break down the barriers that divide musical genres. Contemporary and classic jazz, hip-hop, R&B, Chicago house, neo-soul—to Hill, they’re all essential elements of the profound African-American creative heritage he’s a part of. “It all comes from the same tree,” he says. “They simply blossomed from different branches.”

That mission to bring styles together, complemented by Hill’s absolute mastery of his instrument, is a through line connecting his many achievements. It can be heard on his latest album, Modern Flows Vol. II, with its seamless blend of jazz interplay, hip-hop-infused rhythms and socially conscious spoken-word. It’s integral to The Way We Play, his Concord Jazz debut from 2016, where Hill and his musicians reinvent jazz standards using their generation’s wide- ranging influences. It marks the four records Hill self-released before November of 2014, when he won the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz competition and became a presence on the global scene virtually overnight. And it defines the revelatory live dates by Hill’s longtime working group, the Blacktet, which the Chicago Tribune called “a remarkably polished, immensely attractive ensemble.”

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Album Future Stride by Emmet Cohen

Future Stride

Mack Avenue Records
2021

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Album G. Thomas Allen by G. Thomas Allen

G. Thomas Allen

Self Produced
2020

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Album Love Tape by Marquis Hill

Love Tape

Black Unlimited Music Group
2019

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Album Meditation Tape by Marquis Hill

Meditation Tape

Black On Purpose
2017

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Album The Poet by Marquis Hill

The Poet

Self Produced
2013

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Album New Gospel by Marquis Hill

New Gospel

Self Produced
2011

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Return Of The Student

Return Of The Student

Marquis Hill
The Poet

Portrait Of Lola

Portrait Of Lola

Marquis Hill
New Gospel

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