Marcus Roberts

Marcus Roberts (born August 7, 1963 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American jazz pianist who has achieved fame as a stride pianist committed to celebrating classic standards and jazz traditions. Roberts has also distinguished his solos by accompanying himself with walking basslines. He thus creates a more two-fisted style than is found elsewhere in modern jazz, and his basslines are also convincingly spontaneous. Roberts interprets Thelonious Monk, bringin creative dissonances to Monk's compositions.


Bolivar Blues

Marcus Roberts performs a Thelonious Monk tune called Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-Are (aka Bolivar Blues).