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About Marc Cary and Focus Trio Live 2009
If you're going to learn jazz, you should have something to bring. Cats don't think about bringing much, they just want to see what they can get from the music. It's a two way street." - Marc Cary
Hailed by Down Beat as one of the most, multi-dimensional keyboard players on the scene today," whose music reveals those multi-dimensions in sensual living color, Marc Cary's continual search for his musical identity has brought him to all corners of the earth, quenching his thirst to bring forth indigenous musics in all of their forms.
His latest offering on this journey embarked on April 13th, when Motma Music released its third Cary project, Focus Trio Live 2009, the follow up to his earlier live release, Focus Live 2008, which is available only digitally. Recorded live at select festivals across Europe and the US, Focus Trio Live 2009 features Cary's longstanding trio: on tabla and drums, Sameer Gupta and on bass, David Ewell, both of whom he met on the west coast. With inimitable style, Cary drives the trio towards hard-hitting turns, fusing together indigenous East Asian, Indian, African, and Native-American influences within the African-American blues and jazz traditions, as only a player with his undeniable talent can manage to do while simultaneously claiming new virtuosic territory...