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Marbin: A mix of traditional jazz, Israeli folk music, and a shade of tango…..

Marbin - Russian Doll

Marvib states about the band, «Less bullshit more cool shit! Two guys from Israel and two from Chicago playing really fast. Guitar, bass, drums, and a tiny saxophone».

Danny Markovitch is the co-founding member of the jazz-fusion band Marbin, and they have released eight albums to date and sold over 50,000vand impressing played over 2,000 shows in the last decade, and have dedicated fans all over the world. 

Now Danny Markovitch have finally found time next month to releases his debut solo album Russian Doll. Danny Markovitch offers well-played and fascinating music on that record, and are honored to be joined on this effort by Grammy and Golden awards winner Antonio Sanchez on drums. Listen at Bandcamp.

The best jazz always has one foot in tradition and one foot in innovation. Danny Markovitch’s first solo venture, Russian Dolls, is no exception. In this album as mentioned above with the help of four-time Grammy award winner and Golden Globe winner Antonio Sanchtez on drums, and Marbin’s phenomenal Dani Rabin on guitar and bass, saxophonist Danny Markovitch draws from jazz titans Charlie Parker, Julian Cannonball Adderely, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and more, while keeping his unique and recognizable voice. The seven compositions are a very nice mix of traditional jazz, Israeli folk music, and a shade of tango.

Danny Markovitch explains the origins and title of the album: «At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, my wife found an old music notebook while reorganizing the house, and inside it there were many songs I wrote and never got to use. Discussing them with Dani Rabin, we decided there was more than enough substance in the songs to make a worthwhile album, providing we could recruit a great jazz drummer, which is an understatement when talking about Antonio. The album’s title refers to an idea from an essay written by my wife, who is Ukrainian and has several sets of these Russian nesting dolls. Basically, she sees the dolls not as a family, but as one person accumulating a collection of selves. Not a growth of our younger selves into our adult selves, but different people all together».

«Like our child self and teenager self and college-aged self are all different people living within us, the way the dolls live inside each other. I thought it was a perfect name for the album since the songs were written at different times in my life: two, five, ten, and even twenty years ago. When I wrote each of these songs I was a different musician: a kid that had just picked up the saxophone and was becoming obsessed with it; a soldier suddenly inspired on his weekend at home from the army; a new immigrant to the US living in Chicago, etc».

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (4932 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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