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Marcus Roberts Performs Live

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts will perform songs from his new album โ€œCelebrating Christmasโ€ live in the studio. On the album, Roberts is joined by Rodney Jordan on bass and his longtime drummer Jason Marsalis, and together they weave familiar holiday melodies into the layered rhythms, tones and textures of traditional jazz.

Guests:

Marcus Roberts

Comments [6]

Gary Blackman from Verona, NJ

Why should Christmas music, or any style of music for that matter, only be permitted after Thanksgiving - especially when it's so beautifully performed? What's next? Sorry, no Miles before sundown. Bill Evans: Springtime only, pal. Just think if we applied these inane rules to art and literature...Michelangelo's masterpieces viewable only on Sundays from noon to 4:00pm? War and Peace: January and February?

Nov. 22 2011 10:39 AM
barent

this is great music,does anyone really care, that it's bringing "x-mas tunes" to our ears too early? is that what you all get out of marcus roberts,really? talk about missing the forrest for the trees....sheeesh..

Nov. 21 2011 08:27 PM
david weinstock from fairfax ca

this was way too short. great pianist, great interview, but too short. thanks

Nov. 21 2011 01:05 PM
Michael from Manhattan

Thoroughly agreed with Tom and Theresa: it's deplorable that WNYC has joined the rush to extend the Christmas consumption season before Thanksgiving. Enough is enough.

Nov. 21 2011 12:59 PM
Tom from Upper West Side

Just so that you and your producers know: I find anything connected to Christmas BEFORE Thanksgiving to be offensive...and I have turned off the radio.

Nov. 21 2011 12:55 PM
Theresa from New Rochelle

I like the music, but I hate, hate, hate being subjected to Christmas music before Thanksgiving. Let's not rush the holidays.

Nov. 21 2011 12:55 PM

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