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Jason Marsalis: The Year of the Drummer

Drawing on influences as seemingly diverse as certain shades of his bro. Wynton’s tradition-proud writing and the organic percussive universe of Leon Parker, youngest brother Jason Marsalis has crafted a thoughtful and ultimately satisfying debut as a leader. A drummer of apparently boundless capacity and musical appetite, and one whose skill level grows practically each time you hear him, the tall youngster won’t overwhelm listeners on first listen, but the gifts grow exponentially upon repeated listens.

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