One of the best trumpet players in the world.
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.
1. All The Things You Are 4:11
2. General Assembly 6:45
3. Behind The Beard 8:37
4. Trumpet Ship 3:50
5. 148 Lexington 5:11
6. Funny Uncle 3:02
7. Reversal Of Fortune 5:37
8. Song For Samuel 4:07
All music by Thomas Marriott, except (1) Jerome Kern, (2) Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Wayne Shorter, (4) Sonny Simmons
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
All About Jazz (Dan McClenaghan)
4-STARS Spontaneity rules. Seattle-based trumpeter Thomas Marriott had a day off from touring with his quartet, so he decided to go into the studio and record an album: Trumpet Ship. His twelfth outing for Origin Records—all of them reaching for the stars, all of them getting there—this quartet album lines up after his stop-you-in-your-tracks ...
All About Jazz (Paul Rauch)
4.5 STARS In a day and age when social and personal narratives pervade the jazz recording medium, it is a welcoming feeling to experience a recording of superb jazz musicians playing music in the moment the way it's supposed to be played—for the people. For his spring 2020 quartet release Trumpet Ship (Origin, 2020), Seattle-based trumpeter T ...