Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 5): Vibing with Jason Marsalis

Jason Marsalis Jazz Podcast Look Ka Py Py

“A lot of that music bores me,” says drummer and vibraphonist Jason Marsalis candidly in this week’s episode of OffBeat’s Look-Ka Py Py Podcast. Specifically, he’s referring to an overtly complex style of modern jazz that he feels has reduced the form to frivol. Though outspoken on the subject, Marsalis, himself, is a daring modern jazz musician. Here, he gives us a look into his recent project with the Marcus Roberts Trio, a joint-collaboration featuring banjoist Bela Fleck (which yielded the album Across the Imaginary Divide), his upcoming album In a World of Mallets, which features a plethora of mallet percussion, as well as how he draws inspiration from traditional jazz. Enjoy!