Dominic James Marshall - keys and arrangements
Sam Vicary - bass
Sam Gardner - drums
The DJM Trio is led by Dominic James Marshall, an Amsterdam native who is a current member of renowned British nu-jazz and electronic outfit The Cinematic Orchestra. A rising jazz piano star, Marshall was nominated for the Edison International Jazz Award, and the trio earned a coveted set at BBC’s Manchester Jazz Festival, as unanimously selected by a jury including Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum and Jez Nelson.
For this set, Marshall's group DJM trio breathes fierce artistry into grooved out renditions of music by hip hop/RnB artists like Solange, Patrice Rushen,Slum Village, Madvillain, Ohbliv and more. His latest recording Cave Art Two is a slate of scintillating digital sounds, spontaneously arranged, etched in wax - a thoughtful and inventive response to a long tradition of musical sampling.
Familiarity is a vessel through which Marshall channels a fierce artistry and selection is at the heart of what moves it. The trio build upon what makes beat music burrow into us so deeply, maxing out their offerings of giant synths, splintering chords and impactful beats to soul-shifting degrees. Marshall plunges into the uncanny valley and frolics in it, inventing a fresh path for the genre with irreverent wit and divine grace.
“A precocious talent with an ability to mix contemporary hip-hop and electronic influences with those from recent decades of jazz history… he certainly has an approach to the piano trio that shows real promise for the future.” – AllAboutJazz
“There’s no mistaking Marshall’s ferocious talents both in composition and delivery… a well-versed pianist with an ear for everything throughout the history of jazz and beyond, certainly unafraid to bare his love of hip-hop. Think J-Dilla or The Roots and you’re probably hitting the mark.” – JazzBreakfast
“Marshall is a budding talent with a fertile mind and displays a youthful energy as well as a darker, deeper side.” – Downbeat
“…a considerable pianistic talent…consistently communicative and inventive piano solos that really impress…featuring an intense, fiercely interactive trio.” – LondonJazz