January 5, 1989 |
One of the most valuable legacies of jazz's be-bop era is the collection of music--much of it composed by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk--that continues to be a vital source of inspiration for improvisers. Trumpeter Sal Marquez is a talented and determined bopper who has been making a valiant effort to re-examine be-bop with a group he calls, appropriately, Birdland Revisited. Monday night at the Vine St.
September 20, 1992 |
* * 1/2 Sal Marquez, "One for Dewey," GRP. The trumpeter sounds more like Miles Davis in this testimonial collection of Davis-associated songs than the jazz master himself probably could have in the last years of his life. Although there occasionally is a disturbingly deja vu quality to Marquez's paralleling of Davis lines on songs like "If I Were a Bell," "Solar" and " 'Round Midnight," the trumpeter's own considerable skills as a neo-bopper ultimately shine through.
May 14, 1992 |
As a member of the Branford Marsalis band on the impending new "Tonight Show," and with a GRP album of his own due out soon, trumpeter Sal Marquez is surely on the way to achieving the recognition he deserves. Marquez, who led his quintet in the latest of a continuing round of weekly appearances on Sunday evening at the Vine St.
January 14, 2000 |
In his 40-plus years as a jazz artist, the superlative pianist-composer Cedar Walton has contributed numerous classics to the jazz canon. Such tunes by Walton as "Bolivia," "Fantasy in D," "Mosaic" and "Midnight Waltz" are now part of the standard repertoire and are played and recorded by jazz musicians around the world. To hear Walton tell it, there's hardly been a time when he hasn't composed. "From age 6 or 7, I started to make up songs," said the Dallas native who has homes in Los Angeles and New York City.
February 15, 1995 |
Beethoven wrote duos for clarinet and bassoon, Mozart for two horns as well as violin and viola. So there was at least some precedent for trumpeter Sal Marquez and bassist Dave Carpenter's duo appearance at Spaghettini on Sunday. Still, the trumpet-bass collaboration was something of a novelty for anyone more used to hearing percussion behind a trumpeter, or used to hearing piano carry the harmonic load.
October 30, 1992 |
Sal Marquez loves playing jazz. His favorite trumpeter is Miles Davis, and Marquez's debut solo recording, released in July, is a tribute to Davis titled "One for Dewey." Unlike some jazz musicians, however, Marquez is not above other styles of music.