Jason Marsalis – In a World of Mallets
Released on February 19, 2013, ‘In a World of Mallets‘ is the fourth studio album by American jazz drummer Jason Marsalis.
Track listing1.Discipline Discovers a World of Mallets (Jason Marsalis) – 01:442.Blues Can Be Abstract, Too (Jason Marsalis) – 04:283.Ballet Class (Jason Marsalis) – 04:524.Characters (Jason Marsalis) – 05:105.Blues for the 29ers (Jason Marsalis) – 05:416.My Joy (Bobby Hutcherson) – 02:107.Ill Bill (Dave Potter) – 03:368.Louisiana Gold (Austin Johnson) – 04:089.Big Earl’s Last Ride (Will Goble) – 04:4910.The Nice Mailman’s Happy Song to Ann (Brian Coogan) – 08:5211.Nenhum Talvez (Not Even a Maybe) (Hermeto Pascoal) – 01:3712.Closing Credits (Jason Marsalis) – 06:4513.Whistle for Willie (Jason Marsalis) – 04:1014.Discipline Gets Lost in a World of Mallets (Jason Marsalis) – 02:01PersonnelJason Marsalis Vibes QuartetJason Marsalis – Glockenspiel, Marimba, Tubular Bells, Vibraphone, XylophoneThe Discipline Ensemble – on (1 – 6 – 11 – 14)Will Goble – BassAustin Johnson – PianoDave Potter – Drums Jason Marsalis Producer Steve Reynolds – EngineerBen Lorio – EngineerMark Wilder – MasteringJeff Strout – PhotographyDiana Thornton – Graphic DesignReleased by Basin Street Records on February 19, 2013
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In A World of Mallets is Marsalis’ third album on Basin Street Records, and his first with his current band, the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet including pianist Austin Johnson, drummer David Potter, and bassist Will Goble.
As an ensemble, they seem to have a relaxed, intuitive sense for group interplay and plenty of chops to spare. Here, Marsalis leads them through a handful of his own original compositions (and some by his bandmates) that reveal his own bent toward mixing urbane classical themes, bluesy swing, and contrapuntal post-bop sections.
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