MARC CARY

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Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2

★★★★

Motma

Marc Cary stands along­side pi­anists such as Robert Glasper and Ja­son Mo­ran in a gen­er­a­tion of US jazz mu­si­cians who have fully in­te­grated the ur­ban sounds of hip-hop, drum’n’bass and neo-soul into the post-bop vo­cab­u­lary. The gor­geous Fen­der Rhodes elec­tric pi­ano has played a key role in the devel­op­ment of that lan­guage, and past Rhodes masters like Joe Zaw­inul, Her­bie Han­cock and Lon­nie Lis­ton Smith are all dis­cernible in­flu­ences on Cary’s fleet fin­gered, rhyth­mi­cally hip play­ing. Vol. 1 of his Rhodes Ahead project emerged in 2000, so this is not so much a fol­low-up as a re­turn to the scene of for­mer glo­ries, once more in the en­er­gis­ing com­pany of bassist Tarus Ma­teen and drum­mer Terreon Gully. prop­er­mu­sic.com

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