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Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet: The 21st Century Trad Band

The whimsical artwork for The 21st Century Trad Band depicts vibraphonist Jason Marsalis and his musicians (pianist Austin Johnson, bassist Will Goble and drummer David Potter) as caped musical superheroes, Goble playing a rocket-powered bass, Potter using his sticks on flying saucers instead of cymbals. While it might be an exaggeration to call the accompanying … Read More “Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet: The 21st Century Trad Band”

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In a World of Mallets: Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

In a World of Mallets highlights the growth of Jason Marsalis as a full-fledged vibraphonist. Sure, he worked on the instrument for years before releasing his first vibes album, Music Update, in 2009, but he hedged his bets with a handful of overdubbed drum features that comprised more than a third of the tracks on … Read More “In a World of Mallets: Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet”

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