The Honors Series Continues…2007

Date: 06.04.2007
Publication: Marsalis Music Read more »

Submitted by Ben on June 4th, 2007 — 12:00am

The Honors Series Continues…2007

Date: 06.04.2007
Publication: Marsalis Music Read more »

Submitted by Ben on June 4th, 2007 — 12:00am

Year in Review '06 Readers Poll

Date: 01.01.2007
Publication: Jazztimes


The January/February 2007 issue of JazzTimes features the magazine’s Readers’ Poll, which lists tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, the featured soloist on Marsalis Music Honors Michael Carvin, as “Best New Artist” of ’06 ”

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Submitted by Ben on January 1st, 2007 — 01:00am

The Beat goes on for master drummer

Date: 08.04.2006

Publication: The Star - Ledger
Author: Zan Stewart Read more »

Submitted by Ben on August 4th, 2006 — 12:00am

& Carvin: Two Master Drummers">Cobb & Carvin: Two Master Drummers

Date: 03.26.2006
Publication: All About Jazz
Author: Jim Santella


The jazz drummer is never just a timekeeper. He or she works with the bassist to keep the music driving, but works hard to color every song with various textures that portray appropriate moods. The drummer will solo, and if inclined, may wish to show off a little. A veteran will adapt distinctive techniques to his performance that allows us to recognize him clearly from a distance.

When the drummer is also a leader, everybody benefits from the designs that he employs, and from the strong foundation that he provides. It’s usually democratic. Everybody does his share, and everyone enjoys a certain amount of freedom. This works out especially well when the drummer shares his experience with his band members as a teacher.
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