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  Gdy zobaczyłem to zdjęcie przypomniało mi się zdanie Mariusza Adamiaka sprzed wielu lat:

Nie ma "niejazzowych" instrumentów są tylko "niejazzowi" muzycy.

Béla Fleck June 2009


On Newsstands Now ...
Bela Fleck
Marcus Roberts

Daily News


The June issue of DownBeat is on newsstands now, which features Béla Fleck on the cover. The banjoist can't just work on something as a side project. First he starts a project, and next thing he knows, he has immersed himself into a new musical vein. From his new Africa project to his work with the Sparrow Quartet and Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussein--not to mention his ongoing, immensely popular Flecktones--Fleck stands as one of the most inquisitive, adventurous players in improvised music.

This issue of DownBeat also celebrates the reemergence of pianist Marcus Roberts, who has ended his hiatus from recording with the release of a self-produced trio CD. Other prominently featured artists include twin brothers Alex and Nels Cline, as well as saxophonist Ken Vandermark. And, be sure to check out all the superbly talented winners of DownBeat's 32nd Annual Student Music Awards--the future of jazz is in their hands.

Marcus Roberts
J Master's Return

By Howard Reich

Whatever happened to Marcus Roberts?

Eight years ago he released his last CD, Cole After Midnight (Sony). Since then, silence--at least as far as American recordings are concerned. Considering that Roberts recorded Cole a decade ago, it's astonishing to realize that an artist of Roberts' stature and comparative youth (he's 45) could go so long without producing another musical statement.

The wait has ended with the recent New Orleans Meets Harlem, Vol. I (J-Master), a self-released trio recording that represents a dynamic updating of Roberts' pianism. He considers it a turning point in his career, after a remarkably long sabbatical.

"It was kind of deliberate," said Roberts of his time away from the recording bins. "It wasn't like for eight years I disappeared and locked myself in my apartment. I view that eight-year period as preparation. It's like I finished one big stage of my career and was preparing for the next." 
   Marcus Roberts

piątek, 29 maja 2009, jazz-gazeta

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