Marquis Hill | Whistler | Jazz | Chicago Reader

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When: Tue., April 1, 9:30 p.m. 2014

On his lovely third album, The Poet (Skiptone Music), 26-year-old Chicago trumpet phenom Marquis Hill settles into a consistent voice, delivering one lyrical solo after another with concision and muscle. He’s joined by a fleet working band that has coalesced around his melodic postbop vision, forcefully propelled and elastically supported by bassist Josh Ramos and drummer Makaya McCraven and given crisp, resonant colors by terrific young vibist Justin Thomas. —Peter Margasak, 2013

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