Marquis Hill To Make Buffalo Debut At Final Concert Of 2022-2023 Art Of Jazz Series Season On Friday, April 14th
Marquis Hill’s “New Gospel Revisited” project has received widespread critical acclaim since its release in 2022. The resulting album is a live recording that revisits music he first recorded while at college in 2011. Weaving in his award-winning experiences since, stellar musicians, and new exciting arrangements, Hill has created a newer, fresh, and bold vision of the music he originally conceived.
(Marquis Hill is scheduled to share his “New Gospel Revisited” vision on Friday, April 14th at 8 pm at the Art of Jazz Series at Kleinhans Music Hall in the Mary Seaton Room.)
What makes the project exceptional is that both the live recording and the live performances are meant to offer a continuous fresh sound. Putting on display creative new takes and introducing new assemblies of some of today’s most prominent next-generation jazz musicians. Presenting the music that celebrates the hard bop sounds Hill was originally captivated by.
The project was named one of the best albums released in 2022 by noted publications such as NPR Music, Downbeat Magazine, JazzTimes, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune. Called a “triumph” by several publications, the project is noted by JazzTimes for its “willingness to stretch and shape it into something wholly new and vibrant.”
All About Jazz touted that the album and project are:
“…distinguished both by the quality of the individual musicians, and their cohesion as a unit, but also by the standard of Hill’s writing and arranging. The arrangements sometimes suggest the partnership of trumpeter Miles Davis and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, roughly circa Davis’ album Nefertiti (Columbia, 1968), something that may derive in part from the fact that one of Hill’s college tutors was Ron Carter…”
Marquis Hill will be joined by the extraordinary jazz musicians Mike King on piano, Kyle Miles on bass, and Corey Funville on drums. The list of artists each has performed and collaborated with includes Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Marcus Printup, Marcus Strickland, Keyon Harold, Nicholas Payton, Joe Lovano, Marcus Miller, and many more.
Hill’s “New Gospel Revisited” has been widely praised for its innovative approach as well as for Hill’s impressive musicianship and artistic vision. The last Art of Jazz Series concert of the 2022-2023 season promises to be a memorable experience in what has been a memorable season thus far.
To get tickets soon, you can visit Kleinhans Music Hall online at the link below: