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Marsalis Music Honors Michael Carvin

Date: 03.01.2006
Publication: All Music Guide
Author: Ken Dryden

Michael Carvin has been instrumental in developing the careers of other percussionists as a coach (his preferred term over teacher), but the veteran drummer has had infrequent opportunities to record as a leader during his long career. This Marsalis Music CD, Carvin’s first release in a decade, demonstrates his masterful musicianship, working with a trio of younger musicians who are obvious inspired by his playing. The sizzling introduction to “I’ll Remember April” avoids typical approaches, powered by the leader’s unusual percussive accents.
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Submitted by Ben on March 1st, 2006 — 12:00am