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Marcus Strickland in the New York Times!

Check out Marcus Strickland featured in The New York Times!

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/10/arts/music/playlist-updating-tradition-jackie-mcdowell-tim-hecker-and-more.html

Since 2001, the tenor and soprano saxophonist Marcus Strickland has been pursuing parallel interests in jazz as a well-defined, acoustic, instrumental

tradition and, with his band Twi-Life, as a jumping-off place for satisfying other urges: R&B, hip-hop, saxophone-choir writing, West African music.

‘Nihil Novi,’ his best work with Twi-Life and his broadest statement yet, feels timely… Produced by Meshell Ndegeocello and dotted with guest

appearances from musicians including the singer Jean Baylor, the bassist Pino Palladino and the drummer Chris Dave, it’s a record of serene refusal,

floating among traditions rather than settling within one.

 

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