Song Premiere: Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet “Ratio Man”
The second album from the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet is set for release on October 27 by Basin Street Records. The 21st Century Trad Band is the follow-up to 2013’s In A World Of Mallets, which hit #1 on the JazzWeek radio charts. Jason is the son of pianist Ellis Marsalis and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo and in the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet he is joined by Will Goble on bass, Austin Johnson on piano and David Potter on drums.Today we premiere “Ratio Man,” which Marsalis explains, "is a tune that was introduced by our drummer David Potter. After playing it a few times, the concept of how to play the tune came together. I added a bridge and some chords to complete the picture of the piece. It's the one funk tune on the record and it's fun to play." The 21st Century Trad Band is available for pre-order via Amazon.
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