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Marcus Roberts to Release First Album in Eight Years

Pianist Marcus Roberts’ New Orleans Meets Harlem, Vol. 1 first new album since 2001’s acclaimed Cole After Midnight, is set for release on March 31 (J-Master Music). The album consists of Roberts’ interpretations of compositions by Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, plus one original.

Roberts is accompanied on the album by Roland Guerin (bass) and Jason Marsalis

(drums), both of whom have been members of the Marcus Roberts Trio for more than a decade. The album will be released via TuneCore and online.


1. New Orleans Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)

2. Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller)

3. The Entertainer (Scott Joplin)

4. Pie Eyes Blues (Duke Ellington)

5. Jungle Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)

6. Black & Tan Fantasy (Duke Ellington)

7. Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Fats Waller)

8. Honeysuckle Rose (Jelly Roll Morton)

9. A Real Slow Drag (Scott Joplin)

10. In Walked Bud (Thelonious Monk)

11. Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are (Thelonious Monk)

12. Searching for the Blues (Marcus Roberts)

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