Tag: Mark Rapp

  • Share the Thanks Web App

    Share the Thanks Web App

    Just in time for Thanksgiving, jazz trumpeter and composer Mark Rapp launched a simple, but effective, web app to spread the feeling of thanks and gratitude. It features an original composition by Rapp appropriately named “Thank You” which was recorded and released on the trumpeter’s debut CD “Token Tales” (Paved Earth Music, 2009). You can…

  • Good Eats (2011) – an AllAboutJazz.com Review

    Good Eats (2011) – an AllAboutJazz.com Review

    Legendary saxophonist Lou Donaldson doesn’t subscribe to a one-size-fits-all approach in his own music making. His oeuvre, which spans more than half a century, touches on bop, hard bop, soul-jazz, and funk, with each setting allowing for a different aspect of his musical personality to shine. In crafting a tribute to Donaldson, trumpeter Mark Rapp…

  • The Song Project

    The Song Project

    Jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp and guitarist/vocalist Derek Lee Bronston, known as The Song Project, released their debut CD as a complete album experience in the form of an iPhone/iPad App called an Applum via Apple’s App Store. These two musicians have defined their careers by innovating on their instruments, in composing and as players. It’s…

  • Braden-Rapp: The Strayhorn Project

    Braden-Rapp: The Strayhorn Project

    A contemporary tribute to Ellington’s indispensable writing partner Billy Strayhorn. The set is made up of a batch of familiar Strayhorn music, as well as some lesser-known gems (from Satin Doll to Lament for Javenette) that shine brightly in the hands of Don Braden, Mark Rapp, Gerald Clayton, Sachal Vasandani and the band including Rene…

  • Token Tales

    Token Tales

    Critically-loved debut recording by Mark Rapp Modern jazz, groove jazz… whatever you call it, it’s damn good music.