Jason Marsalis continues to push Jazz vibraphone forward on Melody Reimagined: Book 1 with his 21st Century Trad Band, just released on Basin Street Records. Jason is the youngest Marsalis, but he's also an NEA Jazz Master. For this record Marsalis is joined by the Trad Band--Austin Johnson on piano, Will Goble on bass, and Dave Potter on drums. He's also joined by guests including his Father Ellis and brother Delfeayo.
The idea with Melody Reimagined is exploring the possibilities of creating new compositions based off of the chord progressions from existing compositions. So what sounds familiar is made different on this straight-ahead set featuring mainly vibes, keyboards, bass and drums. You can hear cuts from Melody Reimagined on Jazz 91.9 WCLK during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., you can also here cuts from the record on Jazz 91.9 HD2.