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As Serenity Approaches
Marcus Roberts
As Serenity Approaches
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Roberts has a way of letting his technique get in the way. The man's always showing off how many notes he can play, rarely letting the audience get inside the spaces between them. Anyone who can get past the opening take o...  more »

      
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All Artists: Marcus Roberts
Title: As Serenity Approaches
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Novus
Release Date: 2/25/1992
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 012416313025, 012416313049

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Roberts has a way of letting his technique get in the way. The man's always showing off how many notes he can play, rarely letting the audience get inside the spaces between them. Anyone who can get past the opening take on "Cherokee" is a brave, patient soul. But Roberts is more Jelly Roll Morton than Thelonious Monk, anyway, a stride fetishist who cut his teeth playing in postbop bands (most notably, Wynton Marsalis's). Indeed, it's Marsalis's cameo that makes this record worth the price of admission. When he shows up laying down some old-school muted horn on Morton's "King Porter Stomp," you wonder why he hides that sly humor and warmth on his own recordings. But this is Roberts' coming-out party: His take on Duke Ellington's "Creole Stomp" will break your heart, and his "Where or When" will put it back together again. --Robert Wilonsky

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JAZZ IS TRADITIONALISM,WITH IMPROVISATION. ONE OF THE BEST JAZZ PIANISTS TO DATE. VERY CREATIVE INVENTIVE. HIS ORIGINAL PIECES WILL BECOME STANDARDS IN THE FUTURE.
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