Red Raspus Music

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.

Cecil Young Progressive Quartet, 1955

cyoung1.jpgI went to high school with a trumpet player named Cecil Young, but we had always been told that there was another, earlier "Cecil Young" in Seattle jazz. I never really thought much more about it in those years, but I came across a link via one of my favorite vinyl blogs, Like Dreamsville. From another continuum, I'd heard this riff around older Seattle musicians that sounded like Dizzy Gillespie's "Oo-Bop-Sh-Bam" that went, "Who parked the car?" I've played it on gigs -- just a blues riff -- but I had no idea where it came from until I saw and heard the post at I'm Learning to Share: here is the original Cecil Young from Seattle.