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New Branford Marsalis Quartet Album Available on Vinyl Only

Release celebrates Record Store Day 2012

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis and his band will release Four MFs Playin’ Tunes on deluxe 180-gram high definition vinyl for Record Store Day 2012 on April 21. This is the first recording of the Branford Marsalis Quartet with drummer Justin Faulkner, who joined the band in 2009. The album features original compositions by members of the band, a Thelonious Monk cover, and one standard dating to 1930.

This is the first vinyl release from Marsalis Music. Four MFs Playin’ Tunes will be made available on compact disc and digitally on August 7. Vinyl purchases will come with a download card that enables purchasers to register to receive a free digital copy of the album on August 7.

Tour Dates

All tour dates feature the Branford Marsalis Quartet unless otherwise noted.

3.29.2012 Napa, CA Napa Valley Opera House

3.31.2012 Las Vegas, NV The Smith Center

4.1.2012 Tucson, AZ UA Centennial Hall

4.10.2012 Carthage, Tunisia* Carthage Hall 1

*B. Marsalis/J. Calderazzo Duo

4.12.2012 Singen, Germany Jazz Club Singen

4.14.2012 Dortmund, Germany Konzerthaus Dortmund

4.15.2012 Vienna, Austria Porgy & Bess

4.16.2012 Vienna, Austria Porgy & Bess

4.17.2012 Darmstadt, Germany Centralstation

4.18.2012 Cully, Switzerland Cully Jazz Festival

4.19.2012 Basel, Switzerland Jazzfestival Basel

4.21.2012 Wroclaw, Poland Centrum Sztuki Impart

4.22.2012 Neuhardenberg, Germany Schloss Neuhardenberg

5.3.2012 East Lansing, MI* Pasant Theatre @ MSU

*B. Marsalis w/ MSU Jazz Orchestra

5.19.2012 Purchase, NY* The Concert Hall

*B. Marsalis w/ Westchester Phil.

5.20.2012 Purchase, NY* The Concert Hall

*B. Marsalis w/ Westchester Phil.

7.1.2012 Winona, MN* Minnesota Beethoven Fest

*B. Marsalis with N. Kirk, piano

7.28.2012 East Hampton, NY* Guild Hall

*B. Marsalis/J. Calderazzo Duo

8.8.2012 La Jolla, CA* Sherwood Auditorium

*B. Marsalis + Friends details here

9.21.2012 Atlanta, GA Schwartz Center @ Emory U.

9.22.2012 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre

9.23.2012 Dayton, OH Schuster Center

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