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Marcus Roberts

Marcus Roberts
Born: Aug 7, 1963 in Jacksonville, FL
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Genre: Jazz, Other
Biography: Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts is a technically gifted pianist who focuses on older, pre-1950 traditional styles with little if any ties to such modern touchstones as McCoy Tyner, Ahmad Jamal, and Bill Evans. He has some Thelonious Monk influence, especially in his phrasing, but Roberts' models have predominantly ...Read full biography
If I Could Be with You
Released: 1993
Label: Novus
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This is one of Marcus Roberts' finest all-around recordings. The set of solo piano improvisations features Roberts performing many older tunes (including "Maple Leaf Rag" and four James P. Johnson tunes) ...Read full review
As Serenity Approaches
Released: 1991
Label: Novus
Critics' Rating:
Every one of pianist Marcus Roberts's recordings thus far are recommended. This outing has 11 impressive solo performances and eight duets with trumpeters Scotty Barnhart, Nicholas Payton and Wynton Marsalis ...Read full review