Shortly following the release of what had already been described as their greatest work to date, Metamorphosen, the Branford Marsalis Quartet's personnel changed for the first time in over a decade.
With the departure of protean drummer, Jeff "Tain" Watts, the bandleader was faced with the enormous task of finding another drummer, and what he found in 18-year old Justin Faulkner was nothing short of astonishing.
The "new" Branford Marsalis Quartet includes Faulkner
on drums, Eric Revis on bass, Joey Calderazzo on piano, and, of course, Branford Marsalis on saxophone.
“…the music was almost compulsively loud, fast, aggressive, elaborate, generous and interactive. In other words, the show was extremely good.” The New York Times
Brandford Marsalis plays the AB on November 15th.