Courtesy of the Quintet
Hello and welcome to Discovery Corner on BTR! This week on the show I’m bass player and composer Francesco Marcocci. He’s culled together an extraordinary quintet, featuring musicians he’s met and played with for years at Berklee, and together they have created the jazz odyssey Folklorico.
Album art for Folklorico, courtesy of the Quintet
The album really is an exercise in cultural immersion. We have the dark Turkish atmosphere of the opening track “Shardana,” Morroccan and Ghanian rhythms in “La Grande Madre,” and Argentinian Chacarera on “Pa Abalos y Messiaen.” Plus, Marcocci got to record and play with one of his heroes, the great sax legend Dave Liebman.
Don’t forget to check out the Discovery Artist feature on Francesco Marcocci!
Photo Courtesy of Marcocci
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