Marcus Belgrave – Gemini II


If you’ve listened The Detroit Experiment release from one of my previous posts, the sound of this trumpet will ring a bell. The album starts with “Space Odyssey”, first theme as at aforementioned Detroit Experiment, and drives you further through the recognizable industrial Detroit spirit.  This predominantly jazz album, very free and cosmic in the same time, was released in 1974. for Tribe record label. Enjoy!

Marcus Belgrave (born June 12, 1936) is a jazz trumpet player from Detroit, born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He has recorded with a variety of famous musicians, bandleaders, and record labels since the 1950s.
Belgrave was tutored by Clifford Brown before joining the Ray Charles touring band. He later worked with Gunther Schuller, Carl Craig, Max Roach, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, La Palabra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dizzy Gillespie and John Sinclair, amongst others.




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