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Marcus Coleman

by Marcus Coleman

This record is for people who love real music. Finally... A record worth listening to. Urban Jazz.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Das Hot
Marcus Coleman
5:39 $0.99
2. My Aspirations
Marcus Coleman
5:42 $0.99
3. Mystical Moves
Marcus Coleman
7:12 $0.99
4. Moments In Blue
Marcus Coleman
10:38 $0.99
5. I'll Do For You
Marcus Coleman Feat. Angel Wills
5:14 $0.99
6. Freefall
Marcus Coleman
5:21 $0.99
7. Mood Reflections
Marcus Coleman
4:12 $0.99
8. Tones For Beverly Jones
Marcus Coleman
4:28 $0.99
9. Parkman Dr.
Marcus Coleman
8:35 $0.99
10. Feel Inside
Marcus Coleman Feat. Mika Lett
8:12 $0.99
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Album Notes

I always wanted to do a project like this, a collection of music that really represents all of my musical influences and embodies a great deal of musical energy. I love music that has an immense beat and authentic musical colors. Growing up with Hip-Hop really distracted my musical development. Because I grew up with such an unhinged diet of Hip-Hop (ya'll remember 1580 K-DAY) verses anything else, it took me a little longer to discover the great keyboard masters of old. The only one that I knew of was Herbie Hancock (and that was because he had a video out called "Rock-It"). Later on, I discovered Chick Corea and Oscar Peterson. To this day, I still can't play like them. I can't even play their transcribed works...even when I try to play them slowly! But they have written my personal musical instruction book. Throughout this entire project you can hear all my main influences and a few more including artist like Joe Sample and Bobby Lyle.

When I was 13 years old, there was a radio station in L.A. called KKGO. They use to play some great music (I wish that somebody would tell me who the DJs were). This record was conceived from the music they use to play! I used to tape the music and then go into the dining room (that's where my little cheesy keyboard setup used to be) in my mothers' house and play those songs note for note. I never knew who the artist were because they never announced who was playing. For years I would play these tunes that nobody knew. Then one day, they played this one particular tune that probably marked the beginning of everything you hear in me today. I transcribed that piece so tuff that the tape broke. I didn't know any professional musicians at that time to play the music for in hopes of discovering who this particular artist was, so it was forever lost. The only proof I had that the song actually existed was the manuscript paper I wrote it down on.

Years later, I was going over to one of my other moms house (I Love You Clarice) for an NAACP Act-So Awards party. As I walked in, playing on her stereo was that tune that had been floating around in my head for 5 years. She said, "You don't know who that is? That's Bobby Lyle; that boy is tuff on the piano." I've never felt so much pressure to listen to a record in my life because every musical statement that he made further maginfied how far I had to go to sound like that original tune I heard on the radio. By the way, that tune was called "Tropical".

During those formative years, I discovered another record that to this day, makes me cry on the inside and weak on the outside. My mother used to listen to a lot of adult contemporary music like Anita Baker and Luther Vandross all of the time. She had crates and crates of records. One day I decided to curiously look through all her records to see what she had. As I was rummaging through them, I came across a Herbie Hancock record called "Sunlight". Now, I was emotionally attached to this record before I even heard the music because when you turned the record over to the back cover all you saw was Herbie standing in the middle of what looks like keyboard heaven on earth. And you know, to a young keyboard player that's a dream come true! When I finally listen to the record, I discovered the most influential musical vocabulary I had ever heard (buy the record and find out what I'm talking about). Everything that was, is and will be hip-hop/urban music was pre-established by Herbie in those years but more clearly on that record. Roger Troutman can't "touch" Herbie when it comes to the talk box. For those who don't know...The talk box is an instrument by which a mic is connected to a keyboard and by playing the notes you want, you can generate whatever vocal pitch you desire. But now as I have musically matured, I'm hopeful that listeners will appreciate this departure from mainstream adult contemporary jazz music and are excited about it as I am!



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Where did this guy come from!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Probably one of the most important records of the new millennium! BRAVO!


Awesome! What talent!!!
You are a talented keyboardist, producer, with an ear for great music. I wish you the best. Sheer elegance in classic and timeless music.

Elizabeth Jones

Great Music! Great Talent! Smooth to the very last drop!
I fell in love with this CD from the first time my sister let me listen to it. I have been a jazz lover for some years now and I haven't heard anything as refreshly new as this CD. Now I only play one CD in my car and it's this CD. Thank you for making great music for people like me who love great music!


The world has been waiting a CD like this. It is truly one of the best new CD's out.

Deon Campbell

Five stars is not enough!
Great CD! This is the kind of music I love! It has so much texture and "ear candy". The description for this CD is correct..."This CD IS for people that love real music!"


Hi Marcus,

It is so wonderful that the lord has blessed you with the talented gift of music. I remember those days you mentioned on your site as if it were yesterday and I quote you saying I may not be able to read it but I will sure play it (lyle). You are one heck of a musician and your CD is off the hook. I Love You
Your other Mom Clarice


This record is absolutely bananas! I listen to alot of the smooth stuff thats out 2day....ALOT! And your record honestly is better than anything ive heard recently (no disrepect intended). Great great musicianship, production, mix, the whole 9.
Congratualtions made the cd you've always been meaning to make! Very few fm stations play real good music like yours anymore....but your project is so good...the word is getting out. Great bio also. God bless.


This record is off the hook! You are one the badest out there!
I've been looking for a long time for a record like this! I can't believe how much of a musical landscape you've packed into one record. This is UNBELIEVABLE!


Hot Record
For any one who is not knowing...Marcus Coleman is the new force to be reckoned with. This record is the coldest piece out today. It is forever in my CD changer!!!!