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Marvin Stamm Quartet at The Kitano New York

- Jazz and Cabaret Corner

Marvin Stamm Quartet
At
The Kitano New York
www.Kitano.com
66 Park Avenue @38th Street
New York, NY
212.885.7119

Produced by Gino Moratti
With
Marvin Stamm on Trumpet
(Stamm Website)
Bill Mays on Piano
(Mays Website)
(Mays CD Review)
Rufus Reid on Bass
(Reid Website)
Ed Soph on Drums
(Soph Website)

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
January 10, 2007


Kitano Jazz was packed tonight with visitors from the International Association of Jazz Educators. For the second set, the Marvin Stamm Quartet chose the first work for its ethereal piano-trumpet lead, with a soft, quiet ballad, twisting and turning with improvised embellishments. Bill Mays followed with a fascinating phrase, seizing the moment. The ethereal mood quickly energized, and Mays was so excited he emphasized his notes with vocal verve. Tiny piano trills contrasted with scintillating bursts of brass, thanks to Marvin Stamm. Come Out and Play found Stamm on flugelhorn, as Rufus Reidís composition rapidly raced rampant. Reidís bass solo was swing-infused and contemporary.

Invitation began with Stammís solo entrance, smooth and surreal, plus a flash of piano. Samba di Nancy, written for Stammís wife, was led by Ed Soph on drums, and this was not a piece for brushes, but rather full-throttled percussion. In fact, Sophís drum solo went wild, and so did Mays, up and down the keyboard. Old Folks was soulful and romantic, sensitive and uncluttered. An extensive piano solo was interrupted only by brushes and bass. Finally, Cole Porterís I Love You featured Mays and Stamm in a rich, piano-trumpet combination. For more news on current and upcoming Jazz at Kitano, check their website.



Marvin Stamm on Flugelhorn
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Bill Mays on Piano
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Rufus Reid on Bass
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Marvin Stamm on Flugelhorn
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Marvin Stamm on Flugelhorn
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Bill Mays on Piano
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Ed Soph on Drums
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Rufus Reid, Martin Wind (Guest), Gino Moratti (Host)
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net