Leader, composer, keyboardist Marc Rossi has released a debut album which is second to none. Marc holds a long list of credentials from all facets of the music industry. Marc is a professor of music at Berklee College, a teacher of world music at the New England Conservatory of Music, with ties to classical, symphonic works, string quartets, and of course jazz. In Marc's new release "We Must Continue" he brings in feelings from all around the world while also making you feel right at home.
When asked about the motivation behind his works, Marc says, "As a composer and improviser, I draw a circle around everything in my world and make it vibrate." And vibrate he does. The album begins with the title track that walks in with a reggae feel and smoothly takes you through to a guitar solo finale by Bruce Arnold that makes you want to stand up and shout for more. Marc showcases his keyboarding talent on the "Two Lives" track with his improvisational finger rolls, giving his keyboard a somewhat humanistic singing ability telling a story that you want to hear more about.
As the leader, Marc has lined-up a group of supremely talented musicians; Lance Van Lethen blaring sax solos that touch the deepest depths in you; Bill Urmson who keeps the bass line strong and steady; Ed Uribe creating newfangled measures with the percussion; Alan Hall forming the background foundation on the drums; Bruce Arnold playing on the strings of your inner soul on his guitar; and last but not least Syd Smart giving us the new world sound of the shekere. Jazz fans around the world are sure to be talking about this great new release. Be sure to check it out!