Release date: 18 March 2022
Available as limited edition vinyl, with online-only exclusives, as well as on CD, WAV and MP3
Credits and About
Marquis Hill Trumpet
Walter Smith III Tenor Sax
Joel Ross Vibraphone
James Francies Piano
Harish Raghavan Bass
Kendrick Scott Drums
Music composed by Marquis Hill - ASCAP (MHILLMUSIC)
Produced byMarquis Hill
Executive producers Bryan Farina and Dave Stapleton
Recorded live at Constellation, Chicago IL, by Anthony Gravino, 8th December 2019
Mixed by Dave Vettraino, 2019 in Chicago IL
Mastered by David Allen, 2019 in Chicago IL
Album Artwork by Oli Bentley, Split
Portrait Photograph by Chollette
Astrophotography — ‘The Butterfly Nebula’ by Gabe Shaughnessy
James Francies & Joel Ross appear courtesy of Blue Note Records.
New Gospel Revisited is the new album from the fearless and formidable American composer and trumpeter Marquis Hill. A live recording that revisits and reinterprets his debut 2012 album New Gospel, this time round employing a band of super-heavyweight musicians including Walter Smith III, Joel Ross, James Francies, Kendrick Scott and Harish Raghavan. Marquis Hill’s rise over the last few years has been striking and there’s no letting up. Since winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Composition award he has demonstrated full command of his art and built a reputation for synthesizing what he describes as the essential elements of the Africa-American creative heritage including contemporary and classic jazz, hip-hop, R&B, house and neo-soul. Now, his sights are set even higher. New Gospel Revisited, is an extraordinary live recording that reimagines his debut as a leader with a new band, a new focus and a sharpened ear as a bandleader, composer and performer. The set is breathtakingly good with a band that sounds as inventive and creative as it reads on paper.
“… New Gospel was my debut album and my first completed production. To revisit this music in a fresh way, with a new band has been uniquely invigorating —and hugely rewarding.” Marquis Hill
"a standard which those other young jazz musicians on the scene can look up to"
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