Branford Marsalis records ‘Contemporary Jazz’ with Eric Revis, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts and Joey Calderazzo for Sony Music (1999)

Branford Marsalis‘ ‘Contemporary Jazz’ is an album recorded in December 1999 with Eric Revis, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts and Joey Calderazzo and released in August 2000 by Sony Music.


Branford Marsalis records ‘Contemporary Jazz’ with Eric Revis, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts and Joey Calderazzo for Sony Music (1999)

1 . In The Crease (Burghausen, 2003)

Track Listing : 1.In The Crease (Branford Marsalis) – 06:49 . 2.Requiem (Branford Marsalis) – 06:49 . 3.Elysium (Branford Marsalis) – 16:03 . 4.Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin) – 08:47 . 5.Tain Mutiny (Branford Marsalis) – 08:23 . 6.Ayanna (Eric Revis) – 06:03 . 7.Countronious Rex (Jeff Tain Watts) – 17:26

Musicians : Branford Marsalis – Saxophones . Eric Revis – Bass . Jeff Tain Watts – Drums . Joey Calderazzo – Piano

Production : Produced By Branford Marsalis, Rob “Wacko” Hunter Greg Calbi – Mastering . Rob Wacko Hunter – Engineer, Mixing, . Brandon Mason – Engineer

Package : Rafi Zabor – Liner Notes . Josh Cheuse – Art Direction . Arnold Levine – Art Direction

Recorded On December 1-4, 1999 At Bearsville Sound Studios In New York, New York.

Released In August 2000 By Sony Music.

(Source Branford Marsalis – Contemporary Jazz | Contemporary Jazz | Branford Marsalis – Official Site)

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Writing with an exceptional sense of rhythm in particular, Marsalis churns out an eight-chapter gem with this outing. Though he’s become a real contender on the soprano saxophone, Contemporary Jazz is a straight, tenorsax quartet date. […]

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And, like the WWF, all the mayhem is choreographed. You just got to love Tain’s pulse over Branford’s best Coltrane blowing. The set closes with the Gospel tinged “Countronious Rex,” named for the drummer’s country roots. […]

While no one can entirely recreate the famed chemistry that existed between Kirkland and Marsalis, pianist Joey Calderazzo does a marvelous job handling the extraordinary complexity, energyand beauty of Marsalis’s music. […]


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