Urban Folklore

Thomas Marriott and the Orrin Evans trio at the Royal Room.

Thomas Marriott and the Orrin Evans trio at the Royal Room.

Seattle-based trumpet player Thomas Marriott introduced a new suite of music at The Royal Room that is just mind-blowing. He was accompanied at the unveiling by Orrin Evans on piano, Eric Revis on bass and Donald Edwards on drums. The quartet recorded Marriott’s tunes the next day for a CD, “Urban Folklore,” to be released on Origin Records.

The Royal Room, in Columbia City, which is nearby for me, was as packed as I’ve ever seen it. I’d also never seen a band earn a standing ovation and cries for an encore, in a venue like the Royal Room.

Needless to say, Marriott and company really turned it out.

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Thomas Marriott on trumpet.

Thomas Marriott on trumpet.

Orrin Evans on piano.

Orrin Evans on piano.

Donald Edwards on drum, with an "only-at-The-Royal-Room" backdrop.

Donald Edwards on drum, with an “only-at-The-Royal-Room” backdrop.

Eric Revis on bass.

Eric Revis on bass.

Another look at Eric Revis.

Another look at Eric Revis.

"Go get my new CD!"

“Go get my new CD!”

Tearing it up at the Royal Room.

Tearing it up at the Royal Room.

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