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Triumph of the Heavy, Vol. 1

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Lilt
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Za Rahula
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A World Found
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A Temptress' Gait
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Dawn
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Bolt Bus Jitter
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Virgo
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Shapes
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Set Free
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'lectronic
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 50:38

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10.24.11
Marcus Strickland, Triumph of the Heavy, Volume 1
2011 | Label: Strick Muzik / TuneCore

The first of the two-disc set Strickland released in the fall of 2011, Triumph of the Heavy Volume 1 lacks the punch and power of its companion live trio outing (Volume 2), but has much to recommend it, including Strickland’s embrace of the alto horn (to go with his soprano and tenor) and the addition of pianist David Bryant alongside bassist Ben Williams and Marcus’s twin brother E.J. Strickland on drums. Bryant immediately makes his… read more »

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A Triumph!

MileHighYogi

After two years of performing in the pianoless trio format Strickland has a refreshing return to the quartet on Volume 1 of \"Triumph of the Heavy\". The harmony, rhythm and space of his compositions are more specific, adding more shape to his quartet's ever-developing sound. Another tweak is the addition of the alto saxophone to his arsenal of horns, which usually are the soprano and tenor saxophones. \"I went into this project knowing that I would have to be cognizant of fine details in order to make each volume sound distinct from each other. I already had a live trio recording in a small room for volume 2, so I decided to record the quartet in a huge high-ceiling studio with minimal isolation to get a very open sound for volume 1.\" - Marcus Strickland