“One of the Jazz, Bass, and Music world's treasures! There is a great bass tone, great swing, and lovely fire in everything that Marlene does.”
One of the more talented and multi-faceted bassists on the scene, Marlene Rosenberg lives in Chicago and has performed throughout the world with countless jazz luminaries, including Kenny Barron, Frank Foster, Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, Roy Hargrove, Marian McPartland, Cedar Walton, David "Fathead" Newman, Monty Alexander, Teddy Edwards, Joe Williams, and Nancy Wilson. On Bassprint, she features her Chicago quartet on a set of 9 modern originals and two compositions by a major influence, "Sunshower" and "Lullaby" by pianist Kenny Barron.
1 Tale of Two Monk Keys 5:43
2 Almost April 5:19
3 Wayne-ish 7:28
4 Spare Parts 7:21
5 L.J. 7:06
6 Prelude - Bassprint 2:09
7 Lullaby 4:25
8 Sunshower 5:26
9 Eyes for Shorter 5:54
10 Thus and So 8:59
11 One False Move 6:53
GEOF BRADFIELD tenor - soprano saxophones
SCOTT HESSE - guitar
MARLENE ROSENBERG - bass
MAKAYA McCRAVEN - drums
Produced by Marlene Rosenberg
Engineered by Dennis Tousana
Recorded at Soundmine Studios, Chicago
August 17 & 18, 2011
Mixed & mastered by Brain Schwab, Chicago
Photography by Stan Lee
Cover design and layout by John Bishop
(Marlene Rosenberg's "Bassprint")is a splendid effort, showcasing a band with a breezy esthetic, and it boasts plenty of technique and taste from her collaborators: saxist Geof Bradfield, guitarist Scott Hesse, and the rapidly evolving young drummer Makaya McCraven.
But from the very first track, even those unfamiliar with Rosenberg might guess ...
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Chicago bassist Marlene Rosenberg has performed with a host of international jazz luminaries, including Kenny Barron, Frank Foster, Stan Getz and Joe Henderson. A couple of decades ago she recorded with drummer Ed Thigpen on his now classic recording Easy Flight. Her third recording as a leader and debut for Seattle's Origin Records is Bassprint, s ...
A fixture on the Chicago scene, versatile bassist-composer-bandleader Marlene Rosenberg is joined on the smart, eminently swinging set by three Windy City transplants: guitarist Scott Hesse, Parisia-born drummer Makaya McCraven and the fine saxophonist Geof Bradfield. Rosenberg reveals key influences -- namely Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter -- ...
A stalwart member of the Chicago scene, Marlene Rosenberg has made infrequent trips to the studio as a leader. Bassprint is her first CD in a decade, but it's well worth waiting for, and perhaps it shows the value of patience and persistence. Rosenberg is assured at the helm, nothing to prove, no chip on her shoulder.
Relatively few women embrace the acoustic bass; Marlene Rosenberg — a “territory” artist born, raised and schooled in Illinois — has done just that.
Although she has played professionally throughout the world, she performs and teaches primarily around Chicago. She began studying clarinet at the age of 10, switched to electric bass in high school ...