LIVE: The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet @ the Van Dyck, 3/16/12

March 22nd, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg
Jason Marsalis

Jason Marsalis

Review by J Hunter
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

To expand his musical horizons, Ravi Coltrane put his regular band “on hiatus.” To expand HIS musical horizons, drummer Jason Marsalis put his regular instrument “on hiatus.” That may boggle some of the minds that witnessed the youngest Marsalis brother bring the noise with John Ellis & Double-Wide at Red Square a few years ago. However, if those minds had seen Marsalis working with his “new” instrument in the Van Dyck’s upstairs club space, they would have seen that this creative expansion is paying big dividends.

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