Marcus Roberts to Release Three New Albums

Trio recording plus two reunions with Wynton Marsalis due this fall

Wynton Marsalis, President Clinton and Marcus Roberts after playing a democratic fundraiser in Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria hotel on June 24, 1996.
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Pianist Marcus Roberts will release three new albums this fall. From Rags to Rhythm is an original 12-movement thematic suite featuring bassist Rodney Jordan and drummer Jason Marsalis, while the other two other albums feature the reunion of Roberts and Wynton Marsalis, who first played together 28 years ago. The Together Again albums, one studio and one live, mark the first time they have released significant works together in two decades.

Track listing and personnel follow.

From Rags To Rhythm-Marcus Roberts Trio

Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums

1. On a Special Occasion

2. There’s a Dance Tonight

3. The Spanish Tinge

4. Playing Around

5. A New Orleans Parade

6. From Rags to Rhythm

7. On the Edge of the Unknown

8. The Reservoir

9. Gotta Play Your Own Song

10. The Duo

11. Under the Cover of Darkness

12. Searching for the Blues

Together Again in the Studio-Marcus Roberts Trio w/Wynton Marsalis

Marcus Roberts, piano; Roland Guerin, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums; Wynton Marsalis, trumpet

1. Cole After Midnight

2. The Duo

3. Mack the Knife

4. As Serenity Approaches

5. Play the Blues and Swing

6. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues

7. The Feeling of Something New

Together Again Live in Concert-Marcus Roberts Trio w/Wynton Marsalis

Marcus Roberts, piano; Roland Guerin, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums; Wynton Marsalis, trumpet.

1. Blue Skies

2. Giant Steps

3. Embraceable You

4. New Orleans Blues

5. East of the Sun (West of the Moon)

6. Black and Tan Fantasy

7. When the Saints Go Marching In