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New Story on the Roanoke Times website

http://www.roanoke.com/arts_and_entertainment/music/jazz-pianist-and-psychiatrist-lenny-marcus-is-groov-in/article_7c9128c8-f8b9-11e3-8833-001a4bcf6878.html

Second Set #5 on CMJ

CMJ Jazz Chart, Issue 1342:
#5 – Lenny Marcus Trio “Second Set” (Lenny Marcus Music)

You can buy the album on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby.com and many other places. Thanks for the support.

Second Set Is Out Today!

Second Set Album Cover

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New album is out today. Click on the photo to order it from CDBaby.com.

Number Five! Number Five!

TONK placed in at number five in the Jazz Time’s Top 50 Albums of 2013.

http://jazztimes.com/articles/117030-jazztimes-top-50-cds-individual-ballots

Cadence Magazine Reviews Tonk

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Interview on GLT Jazz Next

LM-Peace4Beethoven-2PINSERTCheck it out at this link – http://wglt.org/music/jazz/jazz-next.php

Thanks to GLT Jazz Next and Jon Norton.

Review of Tonk by George Fendal

Jazz Society of Oregon

LM-TONK-2PINSERTTonk – A Tribute To Ray Bryant, Vol. 2; Lenny Marcus, piano, flute, vocals.?Ray Bryant had a certain open, bluesy sound with chords seemingly from heaven. It turns out that Bryant, who passed away in 2011, was Lenny Marcus’s teacher and mentor and a best friend of Marcus Sr. So it’s entirely sensible that Marcus should follow his earlier RB tribute with Volume 2. His basic trio of Rick Eckberg, bass, and Larry Scott, drums, is augmented here and there with additional instrumentation. And Marcus keeps these proceedings squarely in Bryant’s corner with a very bluesy orientation and a swinging menu from the first notes. How could he do otherwise on a tribute to this great Philly giant? There are 16 tunes in all, ranging from evergreens such as “C Jam Blues,” “Old Devil Moon,” and “St. Louis Blues,” to Bryant blues specials such as “Slow Freight,” “Up Above the Rock,” “Break Tune in G,” and two of Ray’s best, “Blues #2 and #3.” These — and all the others on this disc — remind us of the individuality, the fresh and invigorating vitality, and the reliably joyful sound that was, plain and simply, in the DNA of Ray Bryant.?Self-Produced; 2013; appx. 58 minutes.

Climbing the Charts

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#7 – Cory Weeds/Bill Coon Quartet “With Benefits” (Cellar Live) – so far reached Top 5, charting 8 weeks & counting
#36 – Lenny Marcus Trio “TONK: A Tribute to Ray Bryant, Vol. 2″ – DEBUT
#39 – Craig Wuepper “Leaps and Bounds” (Cellar Live) – charting 5 weeks & counting
BIGGEST GAINERS:
Lisa Kirchner “Umbrellas in Mint” (Verdant World Records)
Lenny Marcus “TONK: A Tribute to Ray Bryant, Vol. 2″

New Tonk Review from The Valley Blend

Thanks Sean Bera for the kind words.

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