Marcus Strickland: The Whole Page
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Marcus Strickland (tenor sax)
Twi-Life (Strick Muzic SMK 001)
Marcus Strickland (tenor sax),
Robert Glasper (piano), Vicente Archer (bass), E.J. Strickland (drums).
Recorded: Brooklyn, NY, February 20, 2006
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
On this hard-swinging number, Marcus Strickland sounds like a straight-ahead hard-bop tenor player from the '60s. His lines swerve in and out of Glasper's piano chords and E.J.'s accents. E.J. proves why he is also one of the most in-demand drummers with his performance on this song. As for Glasper, there's no doubt he is going to be one of the most celebrated pianists of this generation. His sheer dexterity is matched only by the soulfulness heard in the lines he plays on this song.
Reviewer: Jared Pauley