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Home of Musician and Educator David Marriott, Jr.

David Marriott, Jr. is a jazz trombonist, composer/arranger, educator, and blogger. A two-time Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award recipient and winner of the 1999 National Jazz Trombone Competition, David is active in a variety of Seattle jazz groups, including the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Zubatto Syndicate and his own critically-acclaimed groups Septology and Triskaidekaband.

More Recording with Marc Fendel's Swampdweller

We went back into the studio to add some more radio-length versions to the tunes we recorded yesterday. Stolen from the Ancients by Marc Fendel and Ari Zucker's Swamp Ugly were the tunes we focused on, laying down three or four takes of each. I should note here that a few personnel changed from last night: Chris Stromquist played drums, and Andy Sells moved over to turntables. Again, more fun music from a jungle-groove and drum-and-bass influence. After getting these tunes finalized for the album, we decided to try a free jam, and it ended up lasting 20 minutes! Just when Fendel and I thought that the end was there, BOOM! Change the groove and restart the energy! I played everything I could get my hands on for this track: my horn, mouthpiece, keys, bottles, voice -- we tried to fit it all in for the finale. We finished early enough in the day that I could go hear some more music... Stay tuned!