Marbin’s unique story stands out in today’s music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, Chicago-based progressive jazz-rock band Marbin started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, Marbin has gained hundreds of thousands of devoted fans all over the world and has sold tens of thousands of albums. Marbin has released eight albums: Marbin (2009), Breaking the Cycle (2011), Last Chapter of Dreaming (2013), The Third Set (2014), Aggressive Hippies (2015), Goatman and the House of the Dead (2016), Israeli Jazz (2018), and Strong Thing (2019). Marbin regularly plays in clubs across the US and in jam and jazz festivals around the world. Marbin’s interactive, improvisational approach perfectly matches this workshop’s focus on capturing the live energy of a free-form jamming band while isolating each instrument track for professional production.
Artist Website: https://marbinmusic.com
Dani Rabin – Guitar
Danny Markovitch – Saxophone
Jon Nadel – Bass
Everette Benton Jr – Drums
Recorded and Mixed by Shawn Dealey at Sweetwater Studios
Mastered by Brian Schwab
Marbin delivers ten heavy and energetic songs spanning from an extensive catalog in their second live album, and eleventh album overall. This album has everything that makes Marbin one of the most well-known independent bands of the last decade: a unique mixture of jazz, blues, jam, tango and Israeli music; beautiful melodies; unique harmonic progressions; a hard-hitting rhythm section (with bassist Jon Nadel and drummer Everette Benton Jr. giving their best performance on record). And, above all, SHREDDING.
Marbin, who play close to 250 shows a year, were on route to Columbia, SC for their 27th show of 2020 when Covid-19 hit. The remainder of their tour was canceled and eventually the remaining shows of 2020 as well. This album might not satisfy the needs of their fans for live shows, but it’s the closest thing to it!
Marbin’s guitarist Dani Rabin had this to say about the album: “Since Danny Markovitch and I met in 2007, we never went such a long time without playing shows. When the opportunity to record a live set at Sweetwater Studios came about, we were ecstatic. It might have been eight months since we saw each other, but the second we started playing the magic was there and it felt like everything was normal in the world again.” Saxophonist Danny Markovitch adds: “We always play new songs at our shows, so to have an opportunity to go back and revisit some songs we haven’t played in years was an awesome experience, and I’m certain that our fans will love hearing the new perspective we brought to some of their old favorites.”