01/06/13

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet to Release New Album

Tour dates also planned

Jason Marsalis, who is both a drummer and vibraphonist, focuses on the latter talent with In a World of Mallets, his new album, released Feb. 19 via Basin Street Records. His third release for the label was recorded in Marsalis’ hometown of New Orleans and self-produced. In a World of Mallets is the first official release with his current band, the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet.

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Marsalis plays marimba, glockenspiel, tubular bells, vibraphone and xylophone on the album, which consists of original compositions, tunes by his bandmates and cover material. The other members are Austin Johnson on piano, Will Goble on bass and Dave Potter on drums. The group also plans several live performances, listed below:

Tour Dates
2/19 – Nighttown – Cleveland Heights, OH
2/20-2/23 – Dirty Dog Jazz Café – Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
2/24 – Kerrytown Concert House – Ann Arbor, MI
2/25 – The Aeolian – London, Ontario
2/26-2/27 – The Rex Hotel and Blues Bar – Toronto, Ontario
2/28 – Regattabar in the Charles Hotel – Cambridge, MA
3/1 – Garde Arts Center – New London, CT
3/4 – Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola – New York, NY
4/3 – Chris’ Jazz Café – Philadelphia, PA

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