Thomas Marriott

Trumpet Ship

Origin 82798

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One of the best trumpet players in the world.
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Trumpeter/composer Thomas Marriott has covered a lot of musical ground over his 11 Origin releases, most recently with the lush balladry of his 2019 recording, Romance Language. For Trumpet Ship, Marriott goes for the exuberant, highly intuitive, propelling joy that defines a jam session. Here, that session includes three of the more electric and empathetic players in jazz - pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Mark Whitfield Jr. - all long time collaborators with Marriott, recorded on an off-day in Seattle while on a quartet tour of the Northwest. Through a set of five Marriott originals along with a take on Jerome Kern's "All the Things You Are," Gil Evans' "General Assembly," and the Sonny Simmons title tune, the quartet's spirit and chemistry shine. Vivid is the magic that comes from talented, trusting friends and first takes.


Track Listing:

1. All The Things You Are /Jerome Kern (ASCAP) 4:11
2. General Assembly / Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Wayne Shorter (BMI) 6:45
3. Behind The Beard / Thomas Marriott (ASCAP) 8:37
4. Trumpet Ship / Sonny Simmons (BMI) 3:50
5. 148 Lexington / Thomas Marriott (ASCAP) 5:11
6. Funny Uncle / Thomas Marriott (ASCAP) 3:02
7. Reversal Of Fortune / Thomas Marriott (ASCAP) 5:37
8. Song For Samuel / Thomas Marriott (ASCAP) 4:07

Performers:

Thomas Marriott - trumpet
Orrin Evans - piano
Luques Curtis - bass
Mark Whitfield Jr. - drums

Production Info:

Produced by Thomas Marriott
Recorded by Floyd Reitsma at Studio X, Seattle, WA
Recorded on March 23, 2016
Mixed by Floyd Reitsma at Studio Litho, Seattle, WA
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering, Seattle, WA
Cover design & layout by John Bishop


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