Marmalade Parade

by Will Magid

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A quirky Mardi-Gras inspired number with clarinet, trombone, tuba, hand claps, and of course plenty of trumpet to go around.

I had a lot of fun making this with friends (listed below). This recording is best enjoyed with your speaker cranked and an open heart.

In the spirt of New Orleans -- get up and move around, have a mini parade in whatever space you find yourself.

Based on a 1919 composition by James Reese Europe. Europe was a very significant pre-jazz artist, he took rag time melodies (traditionally played on piano) and orchestrated them for military brass bands during world war one. You might also hear a piano riff inspired by Professor Longhair in there. Took a while to figure out how to play that! Okay. I'm done now. Enjoy the music and thanks for tuning in.

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released February 17, 2015
Adam Theis : Sousaphone, trombone
Teddy Raven: Clarinet, tenor saxophone
Will Magid: Trumpet, drums, piano, train whistle, percussion, booty bass. Kevin Wong: Piano assistance
Mark Pistel: Mixing assistance and Mastering

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Will Magid San Francisco, California

Will Magid’s trumpet will take you to Havana in the summertime. It will take you to a Ghanaian funeral and, simultaneously, a French dance club. It will take you to soul music in Japan, then to the cusp of the end of the world, where everyone’s dancing because they have nothing to lose. ... more

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