MARBIN Releases New Studio Album ISRAELI JAZZ And Hits The Road With A Massive USA Tour For 2018

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MARBIN, one of the biggest treasures and musical talents found by MoonJune’s honcho Leonardo Pavkovic, is a progressive instrumental jam-jazz-rock-blues-fusion band based in Chicago, with a unique story that stands out in today’s music world. With a do-it-yourself approach and encouragement by Mr. MoonJune, MARBIN started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States, performing also in Canada, Mexico and Colombia. Through word of mouth, MARBIN has gained dozens of thousands of devoted fans all over the world, and has sold over 25,000 of albums. MARBIN has released six albums: Marbin (2009; self-release), Breaking the Cycle (2011; MoonJune), Last Chapter of Dreaming (2013; MoonJune), The Third Set (2014; MoonJune), Aggressive Hippies (2015; self-release; marketed by MoonJune), and Goatman and the House of the Dead (2016; self-release; marketed by MoonJune). Israeli Jazz (2018, self-released), is their 7th release. The dynamic foursome co-led by two Chicago based Israeli expats, guitarist plus-quam-extraordinnaire DANI RABIN and sax virtuoso DANNY MARKOVITCH, is hitting the road on March 23, 2018.

The first thing noticeable when MARBIN‘s seventh album, Israeli Jazz, is done playing is that it doesn’t sound similar to any other jazz album to date. The unique blend of Dani Rabin‘s distorted guitar with Danny Markovitch‘s bright soprano sax tone, the fast unison lines, the intricate forms of the songs and how the music skips from one section to another, and the melodic and harmonic language the band uses in its compositions and solos. Markovitch explains: To us jazz is about the spirit of the music. At the heart of our music there are always improvised solos over harmony and form. Good jazz always has a delicate balance between chaos, the solos, and order, the compositions/arrangements, and that’s the line we tread on while allowing ourselves to explore all the other aspects of music”. The second noticeable thing is that the album doesn’t sound overly Israeli. Rabin expands on that point: “Both Danny and I grew up in Israel listening to Israeli music, but we also grew up listening to jazz, rock, folk and blues. We felt it’s appropriate to name the album Israeli Jazz because it gives a more whole and nuanced look to music that undeniably has Israeli roots, but at the same time is drawing from other traditions and fuses them into a coherent vision”.

The “Israeli Jazz” Album Artwork

MARBIN is comprised by Dani Rabin (guitar), Danny Markovitch (sax), Jon Nadel (bass) and Blake Jiracek (drums). You can order Israeli Jazz in both physical and digital format at this location. The upcoming tour dates for probably the hardest working band in the planet can be seen below, with additional dates to be announced soon.

Mar 23 – Indianapolis, IN (Mousetrap)
Mar 24 – Paducah, KY (Festiversary 3! at Paducah Beer Works)
Mar 25 – Chattanooga, TN (JJ’s Bohemia
Mar 26 – Johnson City, TN (Willow Tree)
Mar 27 – Knoxville, TN (Open Chord)
Mar 28 – Asheville, NC (Isis Music Hall)
Mar 29 – Greenville, SC (The Firmament GVL)
Mar 30 – Charlotte, NC (Evening Muse)
Mar 31 – Winston-Salem, NC (Muddy Creek Music Hall)
Apr 01 – Raleigh, NC (The Pour House)
Apr 02 – Richmond, VA (The Camel)
Apr 03 – Virginia Beach, VA (Shaka’s Live)
Apr 04 – Harrisonburg, VA (The Golden Pony)
Apr 05 – Roanoke, VA (5 Points Music Sanctuary)
Apr 06 – Beckley, WV (Melody’s)
Apr 07 – Charleston, WV (Boulevard Tavern)
Apr 08 – Lexington, KY (The Burl)
Apr 12 – Milwaukee, WI (Shank Hall)
Apr 13 – La Crosse, WI (Midwest Music Fest At The Root Note)
Apr 14 – Menasha, WI (The Source Public House)
Apr 15 – Madison, WI (The Frequency)
Apr 20 – Dayton, OH (The Trolley Stop)
Apr 21 – Millvale, PA (Mr. Smalls Funhouse)
Apr 22 – Bridgeport, WV (Mia Margherita Cole Fired Pizzeria)
Apr 23 – College Park, MD (MilkBoy ArtHouse)
Apr 24 – Asbury Park, NJ (The Saint)
Apr 25 – Philadelphia, PA (Milkboy)
Apr 26 – New York, NY (DROM)
Apr 27 – New Haven, CT (Café Nine)
Apr 28 – Boston, MA (Middle East Upstairs)
Apr 29 – Florence, MA (13th Floor Music Lounge)
Apr 30 – New Bedford, MA (Greasy Luck Brewpub)
May 01 – Manchester, NH (Jewel Music)
May 02 – Portland, ME (Empire)
May 03 – Burlington, VT (Nectar’s)
May 04 – Potsdam, NY (Hurley’s Nightclub)
May 05 – Montréal, Canada (Petit Campus)
May 06 – Albany, NY (The Low Beat)
May 07 – Toronto, Canada (Sneaky Dee’s)
May 08 – Syracuse, NY (Funk N’ Waffles)
May 09 – Rochester, NY (Flour City Station)
May 10 – Buffalo, NY (Buffalo Iron Works)
May 11 – Ypsilanti, MI (Ziggy’s)
May 12 – Mishawaka, IN (Martha’s Midway Tavern)
Jun 07 – Northwood, OH (Boonies Roadhouse)
Jun 08 – Wilkes-Barre, PA (River Street Jazz Cafe)
Jun 09 – Stephentown, NY (Disc Jam Music Festival)
Jun 10 – Erie, PA (Basement Transmissions)
Jun 15 – Marion, IL (John Brown’s On The Square)
Jun 16 – Scottsville, KY (Arts on Main)
Jun 22 – Marion, IA (The Famous Mockingbird)
Jun 23 – Omaha, NE (Intents Fest)
Jun 27 – Dubuque, IA (The Lift)
Jun 28 – Lincoln, NE (The Bourbon)
Jun 29 – Manhattan, KS (Arts in the Park)
Jun 30 – Des Moines, IA (Lefty’s)
Juyl 01 – Pomeroy, IA (Byron’s)
Aug 02 – Cleveland, OH (The Bop Stop)
Aug 04 – Zanesville, OH (Weasel Boy Brewing)
Aug 29 – Billings, MT (The Garage at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company)
Aug 30 – Helena, MT (Lewis and Clark Brewing Company)
Aug 31 – Bozeman, MT (The Filling Station)
Sep 01 – Victor, ID (Knotty Pine)
Sep 03 – Boise, ID (Liquid)
Sep 05 – Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)
Sep 06 – Grand Junction, CO (Mesa Theatre)
Sep 08 – Denver, CO (The Walnut Room)

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