Branford Marsalis Quartet explores the limits of musical adventure and band cohesiveness on Four MFs Playin' Tunes. This is the first recording of the tight-knit working band with an electrifying young drummer that joined the band three years ago and the results are a nimble and sparkling album, featuring ambitious original compositions by members of the band, a Thelonious Monk classic, and one 1930s standard. The record blends the beautiful and subtle ballad sounds of the 2004 release Eternal with the ecstatic contrasts of critically-acclaimed Braggtown. This might just be the BMQ's most sublime musical achievement yet.
- 1. The Mighty Sword
- 2. Brews
- 3. Maestra
- 4. Teo
- 5. Whiplash
- 6. As Summer Into Autumn Slips
- 7. Endymion
- 8. My Ideal
Jul 14Karlsruhe, Germany Branford Marsalis Quartet at Kulturzentrum Tollhaus E.V.
Jul 20Karlsruhe, Germany Branford Marsalis Quartet at Kulturzentrum Tollhaus E.V.