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Both Sides of the Fence


Download links and information about Both Sides of the Fence by Thomas Marriott. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 56:05 minutes.

Artist: Thomas Marriott
Release date: 2007
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 9
Duration: 56:05
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No. Title Length
1. Both Sides of the Fence 3:22
2. So Near, So Far 4:56
3. The Ninnen 6:38
4. Summer Night 7:56
5. New World a Comin' 5:52
6. Sky Dive 8:09
7. The Breeze and I 5:50
8. What the Mirror Said 5:40
9. Tones for Joan's Bones 7:42



Thomas Marriott's second recording is a thoroughly impressive affair, recorded over two studio sessions a few months apart. With a band including pianist Marc Seales, bassist Jeff Johnson, and drummer John Bishop, the leader kicks off the disc with "Both Sides of the Fence," a driving post-bop original that showcases his lyrical chops on fl├╝gelhorn in an uptempo setting. Seales switches to electric piano for Marriott's rather dark "The Ninnen," which builds upon a repeated motif into a tense climax. But the leader will turn heads with his choice of older material: delivering a spacious muted trumpet solo in a lush ballad setting of Duke Ellington's rarely performed "New World A-Comin'" and offering a mellow, contemporary arrangement of Freddie Hubbard's "Sky Dive" (a fusion piece from the veteran's CTI years). Vibraphonist Joe Locke, who also guested on a few tracks of Marriott's debut effort, is added for "So Near, So Far" and "Tones for Joan's Bones."