It's vibrantly alive and, with young artists like Marriott, possessed of a sure future.
Winner of the 1999 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Competition, the Seattle-based trumpeter/flugelhornist made his mark in New York over the last 5 years in performances with Rosemary Clooney, Bob Berg, Bebe Valdez, Joe Locke and world tours with Maynard Fergusen. "Individuation" features Thomas' warm, fluid sound and the work of vibist Joe Locke and NY pianist David Budway performing originals and arrangements of "Sing a Song," and Miles' "Tout de Suite."
1. SING A SONG 5:16
2. DOMINO CITY 7:39
3. TOUT DE SUITE 9:59
4. BABY MINE 8:24
5. MISSION 7:20
6. LOVE YOU TONIGHT 4:49
7. INDIVIDUATION 5:24
8. RETURNING 6:08
Produced by JOE LOCKE & THOMAS MARRIOTT
Recorded at STUDIO LITHO, Seattle, September 1, 2004
Recorded & Mixed by FLOYD REITSMA
Mastered by MARK GUENTHER at Seattle Disc Mastering
Photograph of Thomas by STEVE ROBINSON
Cover design and layout by JOHN BISHOP
All About Jazz (John Kelman)
All too often you hear that jazz is dead, that there is little of significance being created today. Maybe the playing field is just so large that it can be more difficult to identify major leaps forward than in past decades. Still, for a marginalized genre that is responsible for something like 3% of total CD sales in the United States, one need on ...
All Music Guide (Scott Yanow)
The opening "Sing a Song" puts the focus on Thomas Marriott's trumpet tone and mostly features him playing long tones. The next two selections, "Domino City" and "Tout de Suite," are a bit of a contrast, for they showcase Marriott in a group that recalls Miles Davis' early fusion days, circa 1969-1971. Marriott and altoist Rick Mandyck, the latter ...