Universal Music Group International
Release date
6 Apr 2009
Running length
9 tracks
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1 The Return Of The Jitney Man 5:58 2,511
2 The Blossom Of Parting 8:54 2,056
3 Jabberwocky 5:17 2,925
4 Abe Vigoda 5:22 1,897
5 Rhythm-A-Ning 8:05 1,478
6 Sphere 6:16 1,691
7 The Last Goodbye 8:30 1,493
8 And Then, He Was Gone 3:17 1,487
9 Samo 10:03 1,357

About this album

Branford Marsalis: saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor)
Joey Calderazzo: piano
Eric Revis: bass
Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts: drums

METAMORPHOSEN marks a decade of shared creativity by the Branford Marsalis Quartet, and is another milestone in the history of one of the most compelling and complete ensembles in jazz. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis, pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Jeff Tain Watts reveal even greater refinements in virtuosity, vision and telepathic response in a program featuring original compositions by all four members plus a Thelonious Monk classic , Marsalis return to the alto sax in addition to features for his more familiar tenor and soprano, and an unrivalled sense of collective purpose. The album title, which is German for metamorphoses, reflects the growth of both the quartet and of each member, an evolution that has generated music of even greater clarity without any sacrifice in intensity.

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