Discovery Corner on BTR

Premiere DateJan 26, 2015
Categories Media Music
00:00 Intro to World Jazz
01:38 Shardana Francesco Marcocci Quintet
14:52 Galicia Francesco Marcocci Quintet
22:06 La Grande Madre Francesco Marcocci Quintet
31:58 Mic Break
32:22 Interview with Francesco
59:44 Mic Break
61:00 On A Sentimental Journey Francesco Marcocci Quintet
68:23 Danny Richmond (Raw) Francesco Marcocci Quintet
77:06 Ribollita Francesco Marcocci Quintet
82:39 Finish

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

Zach Schepis worked at BTR from 2013-2017 as an intern, staff writer, podcast producer, and Editor-in-Chief for BTRread.