For his ninth album as a leader, trumpeter Thomas Marriott presents a musical collection of personal, yet commonly shared stories of frustrations, fears, hopes and joys. Music has always been about story-telling and with Urban Folklore, Marriott spins his tales of modern day society and life in our present times with intensity, humor and nuance. Performing with one of the most intuitive and in-the-moment piano trios in jazz - pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Donald Edwards - Marriott creates a powerful new statement on life and the human condition.
•"Thomas Marriott's trumpet sound is as lush and inviting as it comes." - Downbeat