New Music: The Way We Play By Marquis Hill
Twenty nine year old Chicago trumpet player Marquis Hill pays homage to Jazz standards on his new Concord Jazz release The Way We Play. Hill won the 2014 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition, and you can see why as you listen to this record's modern takes on songs played by all of the Jazz icons who have gone before. Hill's ensemble includes: Alto Saxophonist Christopher McBride; Vibraphonist Justin Thomas; Drummer Makaya McCraven; and, Bassist Joshua Ramos. You can hear cuts from The Way We Play at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. More information is available here.