(Album Cover)

On These Streets (Todd Marcus)

Shout out to longtime BJA member Todd Marcus on the release of another excellent album, On These Streets. Combining complex instrumental jazz, soulful vocals (courtesy of Eric Kennedy), and deep grooves, the music is as complicated and vibrant as the neighborhood it is written to reflect. Interspersed with all this is commentary from various sources describing their place in, and memories of, the Sandtown/Winchester neighborhood that Todd calls home. Every player on this record is stellar*, and the compositions give everyone room to shine. Thanks, Todd, for putting your vision on disc for us to enjoy.

For more information about the album, and links to buy online, visit http://toddmarcusjazz.com

*Album lineup: Todd Marcus, bass clarinet; Paul Bollenbeck, guitar; Warren Wolf, vibraphone, drums; George Colligan, piano; Kris Funn, bass; Eric Kennedy, drums, vocals.