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Marc Cary: The Antidote

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The Antidote is an apt title since throughout his brief recording career young Marc Cary has been an antidote for all those who would dismiss his generation as not saying anything fresh. Cary has infused his music with knotty rhythms, and he insists on largely his own original tunes. In this case Cary has dropped the trap drums from the ensemble and engaged a second percussionist to work alongside his go-go rhythms-hand drummer Yarbrough Charles Laws. Ron Blake is on saxophones, John Ormond on bass, and multi-percussionist Daniel Moreno rounds out the cast, one with whom Cary has a trust and sense of communication that serves this music well.

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