Hello everyone, we’re back after a short departure with a few noteworthy gems that may or not fit into your palette of cherished jazz recordings. Check’em out!
Marcus Coleman | Marcus Coleman
Finally … a record worth listening to Urban Jazz. I always wanted to do a project like this, a collection of music that really represents all of my musical influences and embodies a great deal of musical energy. I love music that has an immense beat and authentic musical colors.
Growing up with Hip-Hop really distracted my musical development. Because I grew up with such an unhinged diet of Hip-Hop (ya’ll remember 1580 K-DAY) verses anything else, it took me a little longer to discover the great keyboard masters of old. The only one that I knew of was Herbie Hancock (and that was because he had a video out called “Rock-It”). Later on, I discovered Chick Corea and Oscar Peterson. To this day, I still can’t play like them. I can’t even play their transcribed works…even when I try to play them slowly! But they have written my personal musical instruction book. Throughout this entire project you can hear all my main influences and a few more including artist like Joe Sample and Bobby Lyle. – CDBaby.com