Stuck In A Rut
Blues for Charles (who split b4 the butterfly flew in)
Called an "unflinching tour de force" by All About Jazz, The Mark Lomax Trio- with Edwin Bayard on tenor saxophone and bassist Dean Hulett- make their Motor City debut with special guest trumpeter, Marlon Jordan. Performing three nights of originals, improvisations, and compositions by Ornette Coleman and Thelonious Monk, the Trio +1 are sure to bring their special brand of fire music to the Motor City Room.
Marlon Jordan- Trumpet
Born Marlon Jordan, one of six performers of a prominent family of New Orleans musicians. He is the son of saxophonist Edward “Kidd” Jordan and classical pianist Edvidge Jordan, and brother flutist Kent, sisters violinist Rachel, and jazz singer Stephanie. While they have pursued separate careers, the family frequently collaborates. Marlon started playing trumpet in the fourth grade, and graduated from the famed New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts notable alumni, Terence Blanchard, Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis musicians, and Harry Connick, Jr.. He started playing trumpet in the fourth grade and knew Wynton Marsalis (a major influence) and Terence Blanchard when he was a child. Marlon recorded as a sideman with his brother Kent (1987) and Dennis González (1988).
At age 18, recorded his debut album as a leader, For You Only (1988), Branford Marsalis makes four appearances on tenor; Marlon's brother, flautist Kent Jordan, is heard on the opening "Jepetto's Despair," and there are two duets with bassist/pianist Elton Heron. Four standards (including "Cherokee" and "Stardust") are performed. Marlon took his quintet on the road, joined by Wynton Marsalis, Miles Davis and George Benson as a headlining act in a series of JVC Jazz Festival dates. They also played in some of the country's top jazz clubs, including the Blue Note and the Ritz, as well as in concerts ranging from New York's Avery Fisher Hall to Binghamton University.