Order 3 or more physical items and get 1¢ shipping
The Marvin Sewell Group | The Worker's Dance

Go To Artist Page

Album Links
Marvin Sewell's PassAlong QtrNote Tradebit Voeveo - Get it for your mobile Chondo MusicIsHere MusicIsHere PayPlay Apple iTunes Bitmunk Emusic

More Artists From
United States - NY - New York City

Other Genres You Will Love
Blues: Jazzy Blues Blues: New York Blues Moods: Type: Acoustic
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Worker's Dance

by The Marvin Sewell Group

We are a New York based group. A rootsy group that hits Jazz, Blues, World, Folk, and R&B without being all over the place.
Genre: Blues: Jazzy Blues
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Uncle Red
6:21 $0.99
2. The Journey
7:17 $0.99
3. The Worker's Dance
8:32 $0.99
4. Mexico Blues
4:59 $0.99
5. Evening
2:56 $0.99
6. Insomnia
6:57 $0.99
7. Big Joe
6:03 $0.99
8. A Walk in the Rain
6:09 $0.99
9. Love Poem
4:31 $0.99
10. Past Reflections (for Robin)
1:46 $0.99
11. The Worker's Dance (refrain)
2:53 $0.99
12. Curry Catfish (bonus track)
5:14 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Marvin J. Sewell: Guitarist and Composer

Marvin Sewell was born and raised in Chicago. He learned how to play the guitar by hanging out with many Chicago basement bands. At that time, Marvin was exposed to a variety of styles of music such as: Blues, Gospel, and Soul. Rock, and Fusion. At the same time, he played in a Catholic church in a guitar band playing acoustic guitar. A few years later he became interested in Jazz. In high school, he started playing with the Malcolm X Community College Big Band. From there he started playing with many famous local Chicago musicians such as Von Freeman, Ramsey Lewis, Billy Branch, Jody Christian, Big Time Sarah, and Barbara La Shore, He attended Roosevelt University in Chicago where he studied Composition.

Marvin moved to New York in 1990. His very first tour in New York was with an Algerian Pop music band. Since in New York, Marvin has played with various bands of different styles of music, ranging from acoustic to electric music. In 1992, Marvin made his first major Jazz band when he began working with Jack Dejohnette's Special Edition. At that same time, he was playing with Jazz cellist Diedre Murray and Jazz Bassist Fred Hopkins. The following year he recorded albums with Jack Dejohnette, Diedre Murray, and Gary Thomas. That same year he played in Hannibal Peterson's composition African Portraits, an opera in which he played blues slide guitar in collaboration with the St. Louis Symphony, New Music Symphony, and the Westchester Symphony Orchestra. Marvin has performed and recorded with David Sandborn, Marcus Miller, Jorge Sylvester, Greg Osby, Joe Lovano, George Benson, Sekou Sanidiata, Peter Herborn, and a host of many other esteemed musicians.

In 1995, he began playing with Cassandra Wilson with whom he played a variety of string instruments for six years. On Cassandra Wilson's CD, Traveling Miles, Marvin co wrote the song, Right Here, Right Now with Cassandra. Before leaving Cassandra Wilson, he was the music director of her band for a little over a year. In the summer of 2001, Marvin went on tour with Sekou Sandiata along with Ani Difranco. While out on tour, Marvin got a chance to share the stage with Ani Difranco.

In 2002, Marvin did a tour of eastern Africa with the Newsome, Sewell, and Harris Trio. The group performed in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique,
Today, Marvin spends most of his time writing music for his own band, The Marvin Sewell Group.He's also a member of Jason Moran's Bandwagon. He has performed all over New York City and is preparing to put out his debut recording under his own name. This group has recieved great reviews in many of the local New York papers.



to write a review


Smell it . . .
I'm buying this unheard because my brother told me that Marvin Sewell is so bad you can "smell the notes . . ."


dave from uk

if you own good hi-fi the nuances of the marvin sewell groups sound is music to your ears buy it


One of the Best CD i\'ve heard in many years. Marvin Sewell is one of the musician who touch me the must with his musicality and the way he has to create a singular atmosphere with his music. Original and trendy, this CD is a masterpiece! Love it.


Super, one of the best records, I bought in the last month`s!


Great buy!
I can't imagine anyone being disappointed in this purchase. The musicianship, originality, and most importantly (to me) the feel of the music is fantastic!

Helmut Kornher

I saw and heard Marvin Sewell the first time on television in a Cassandra Wilson concert and knew immediately that I wanted to hear more of him an his virtuosity. My expectations were not disappointed!


A Breathe of Fresh Air.
This cd is a breathe of fresh air. Great ORIGINAL music, and exceptional talent playing it. The instrumentation is interesting use throughout. Peace and blessings.


Innovative, creative, and weaving many styles into his own to create a unique and rich sound.


I just ordered this cd without hearing any of it. I saw this man play at a spot in NYC over the weekend and I was blown away! This man has amazing talent!

Lindsey Blair

GREAT GREAT CD. Finally a jazz musician with some fresh ideas to bring to the table. This guy is a true visionary. Check it out if you like acoustic jazzy bluesy world beat guitar music, although you will have to buy the CD to find out what that mix sounds like because he is just about the only guy doing it.