Prestigious herald of American jazz, willingly venturing into other musical spheres, saxophonist Branford Marsalis performs here at the head of his illustrious quartet, formed in the 1980s and which has become his most emblematic project. After having hardened his skills by playing with the Jazz Messengers of Art Blakey or within the quintet of Wynton Marsalis (his brother), Branford Marsalis made his saxophone blow in particular alongside Sting, with whom he played – on stage and on record – from 1985 to 1999. Very active and eclectic, he recorded numerous albums as a leader or accompanist. Exploring a jazz of supreme elegance, the quartet he has led since 1986 has established itself as his reference project. The other three members are currently Joey Calderazzo (piano), Eric Revis (bass) and Justin Faulkner (drums). On their latest album, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, the band appear simply sparkling. Unmissable!
Branford Marsalis – sax Joey Calderazzo – piano Eric Revis – c.basse Justin Faulkner – batterie