Jazz & Big Band Collection

A Twist Of Marley album cover

I've been somewhat interested in jazz for a while and in fact I added quite a few jazz albums to my collection when I got some of my dad's records. This CD was a purchase as a direct result of reading a Letter From The Editor in Goldmine Magazine in the summer 2001. The feature article of that issue was a story on Bob Marley, and Goldmine editor Greg Loescher by way of introduction to that article talked about how pervasive the influence of reggae music is on the industry, citing A Twist Of Marley as one example. Because I'm a fan of both reggae and jazz, I just couldn't resist buying this CD.

This album definitely has more of a smooth jazz oriention rather than reggae. Nevertheless, it has some outstanding renditions of quintessential Marley tunes, like Get Up Stand Up and No Woman No Cry, just to name two. Produced by Lee Ritenour, who plays on the album as well, it also features several luminaries from the jazz world like Gerald Albright, Michael Brecker and Rick Braun. This album has become a favorite in my collection.


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