Marquis Hill - The Way We Play (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 46:02 minutes | 538 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
For the past five years, 29-year-old trumpeter Marquis Hill has been invigorating the Chicago jazz scene with his sleek approach to modern jazz, which often incorporates elements of spoken word and hip-hop. JazzTimes praised his trumpet playing by stating, "His articulation, precise but unlabored, calls to mind the precedent of Clifford Brown, while his bravura phrasing suggests an equal immersion in Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. All of which surely helped his cause at Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, in 2014, where he won first prize".