December 27, 2019

Marbin: Strong Thing

Progressive jazz-rock band quartet Marbin have the rare ability to mix blues, jazz and rock to play fusion without a safety net. Their latest album Strong Thins find them exploring familiar and uncharted territory with the band's two soloist taking turns at leading the way. Guitarist Dani Rabin leans to rock, while sax player Danny Markovitch is more of a jazz cat. Drummer Everette Benton and bass player Jon Nadel don't settle for being just a rhythm section, but weave in and out of the textures they have created have on the spot.

The Chicago based band don't follow the album + promo tour format, but hit the road with a fresh stacs of material that is road tested and perfected along the way. Only then they enter the studio to replicate the live experience. Sharing a love for improvisation Marbin are an outfit that keeps reinventing and experimenting. Strong Thing is an album for musos, jazz buffs and prog fans, a treasure trove of licks and tricks. Recommended if you like The Aristocrats and Frank Zappa.

Marbin::
Dani Rabin: guitar
Danny Markovitch: saxophone
Jon Nadel: bass
Everette Benton Jr: drums

Strong Thing is a self-released album. Buy it (CD, digital) from their website.

Tracks:
  1. Messy Mark
  2. Spank Tank
  3. Just a Little Bit (Part 1)
  4. Just a Little Bit (Part 2)
  5. Alabama Sock Party
  6. Itchybun
  7. Strong Thing (Part 1)
  8. Strong Thing (Part 2)
  9. Fisticuffs (Part 1)
  10. Fisticuffs (Part 2)

Live dates:
  • 01/10 Marion, IL @ John Brown's On the Square
  • 01/11 Paducah, KY @ Paducah Beer Werks
  • 01/12 Memphis, TN @ B-Side Memphis
  • 01/13 Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall
  • 01/14 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Basin Music Hall
  • 01/15 Ocean Springs, MS @ The Juke Joint
  • 01/16 New Orleans, LA @ Cafe Istanbul
  • 01/17 Beaumont, TX @ Texas Rose Saloon
  • 01/18 Houston, TX @ Notsuoh
  • 01/19 Ganado, TX @ Rear Window Listening Room
  • 01/20 Harlingen, TX @ El Hop Shop
  • 01/21 Laredo, TX @ Electric Lounge
  • 01/22 San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar
  • 01/23 Austin, TX @ One-2-One Bar
  • 01/24 Mckinney, TX @ The Guitar Sanctuary
  • 01/25 Wichita Falls, TX @ The Iron Horse Pub
  • 01/26 Big Sandy, TX @ Big Sandy Music Hall
  • 01/27 Norman, OK @ The Deli
  • 01/28 Fayetteville, AR @ Smoke & Barrel
  • 01/29 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
  • 01/30 Kansas City, KS @ Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club
  • 01/31 Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
  • 02/01 St Louis, MO @ BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups
  • 03/13 Columbus, OH @ The Shrunken Head
  • 03/17 Greenville, NC @ Whirligig Stage

» marbinmusic.com

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