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Marcus Roberts: Blues For The New Millennium

Breaking ground as both a performer and a jazz historian of sorts, pianist Marcus Roberts follows 1996’s Portraits In Blue (music by Gershwin and James P. Johnson) with this ambitious project, which pays tribute to the past and looks to the future-all while necessarily being rooted in the present. Supported by a sizable roster of young lions (drummer Jason Marsalis, bassist Thaddeus Expos , trumpeter Marcus Printup, and tenorist Stephent Riley, among others), he references a wide array of jazz styles and at the same time adds his personal stamp, both musically and creatively.

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