Marcus Strickland: Thump & Cadence


Thump & Cadence


Marcus Strickland (tenor sax)


Twi-Life (Strick Muzic SMK 001)

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Marcus Strickland (tenor sax),

Robert Glasper (piano), Vicente Archer (bass), E.J. Strickland (drums)


Recorded: Brooklyn, NY, February 20, 2006


Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

Tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland is one of jazz's rising stars. He and his twin brother E.J. prove themselves worthy of taking over the reigns for the future of the music. Pianist Robert Glasper plays a dazzling solo, sounding at times much like Herbie Hancock but with his own style mixed in as well. The band takes the dynamic down a little for Marcus's solo, which is quite lyrical and sultry. A worthy performance from a young and exciting group.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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