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Following up on the radio topping success of 2007's "Both Sides of the Fence," the Seattle-based trumpeter goes in a decidedly different direction with his newest recording as he pays tribute to the great musical catalog of Willie Nelson. Informed by modern electronic music yet rooted in conceptual modern-jazz, the quintet strives to preserve the spirit of Willie's original recordings while musically searching for very new musical places. Songs include "Everywhere I Go," "Time Slips Away," and a rolling & majestic "On the Road Again."

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Crazy: The Music of Willie Nelson goes above and beyond the confines of mere adulation for an American music icon. Seattle-based trumpeter Thomas Marriott creates a conceptual sonic flow, harnessing energy from the melodic and rhythmic legacy of some of Nelson's well known and not-so-well-known gems. For the bulk of the session Marriott is supported by a stellar crew of like-minded risk takers, including saxophonist Mark Taylor, keyboardist Ryan Burns, bassist Geoff Harper and drummer Matt Jorgensen.

The disc traverses a musical landscape full of twists and turns, moving ever-so-smoothly from techno- based grooves (Phases & Stages, Circles & Cycles), to 1970s-era fusion explorations (Write Your Own Songs, You Wouldn't Cross the Street), to straight-ahead blowing (I'm Building Heartaches). Tracks like Everywhere I Go and Crazy are comparatively clear-cut, adhering to the accessible nature of Nelson's gorgeous melodies.

An emphasis on melody seems to be Marriott's top priority throughout the disc's eleven tracks. The trumpeter's warm-tone and exuberance breathes life into simple, yet sumptuous themes such as The Great Divide and On the Road Again. An exciting soloist, Marriott's improvised dueling with Taylor's soprano saxophone on I'm Building Heartaches stands out as a disc highlight.

Jorgensen and Harper keep things grounded while maintaining a loose, open-ended rapport with each groove. Burns snakes his way through the disc with inventive soloing and distorted synth clusters. His out-of-left-field accompaniment on the second half of Crazy is worth the price of admission. Guest keyboardist Wayne Horvitz creates an electronic frenzy on the Weather Report-influenced Write Your Own Songs - the groove is practically a carbon copy of Joe Zawinul's Black Market.

The music from this session may be hard to categorize, but the same can be said of Nelson. The eclectic nature of the iconic singer/songwriter's catalogue lends itself surprisingly well to Marriott's liberal approach. --John Barron, All About Jazz

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  • Audio CD (January 22, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Origin Records
  • ASIN: B000Z7G7RI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,589 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Thomas Marriott is unstoppable. Every time I think he cannot make better music, he does. This is a pretty heavy album, almost everyone of these classic Nelson songs are recognizable but just barely. It is because of Thomas's innovation- being able to deconstruct the songs and then put them back together in a way that makes you hear the composition and the artistry in the original.If you are a fan of Willie Nelson's music and you have an open mind or if you are just a lover of free jazz or instrumental or experimental music, this album is a must have.
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I'm a Willie Nelson fan, although I'm not altogether familiar with the "canon". That's ok, there are familiar melodies that I could identify on this neat reworking of a handful of Willie-penned tunes, and they are all wrapped up in some oozing slinky jazz workups. Its an unlikely pairing, yes, but like Elvis' favorite sandwich, it works. Mr. Marriott is on to something great with this one.
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