Tag: Token Tales

  • Compare: Incense & Peppermints

    Compare: Incense & Peppermints

    Mark Rapp arrangement… Strawberry Alarm Clock original… When Producer Billy Terrell suggested this tune to me I was both bewildered and yet gunning for the challenge. It turned into a very fun and effective arrangement staying true to the vibe and melody then launching into a platform for jazz imrpovisation. It really is an unexpected…

  • Compare: Cissy Strut

    Compare: Cissy Strut

    Mark Rapp’s arrangement… The Funky Meters’ original… I “grew-up” in New Orleans. What I mean is, I earned my Masters in Jazz from the University of New Orleans under the tutelage of Ellis Marsalis and lived, played, worked, breathed and was totally absorbed in everything New Orleans had to offer for the better part of…

  • 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…

  • Token Tales

    Token Tales

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