Marshall Gilkes is reviewed by O’s Place Jazz Newsletter

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by D. Oscar  Groomes | O’s Place Jazz Newsletter

Marshall Gilkes –  Always Forward

O’s Notes: Always Forward is trombonist Marshall Gilkes’ second encounter with the WDR Big Band. He serves as composer, arranger and conductor as well. The large ensemble is flourished with reeds including Karelian Strassmayer (sax, cl, fl) and Andy Haderer (t, flugelhorn). The program has ten selections highlighted by the three-part “Denali Suite”. We enjoyed Gilkes warm tones especially on “Puddle Jumping” and the racy “Switchback” featuring Strassmayer, Paul Heller (t-sax) and drummer Hans Dekker. Marshall again strikes a winning groove with the WDE Big Band.

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