Troubled about America’s societal woes, bassist Marlene Rosenberg brings together drummer Lewis Nash and pianist Kenny Barron, a union forming the acronym MLK, to create her new album MLK Convergence with inspirations from the philosophies and outlooks of Martin Luther King Jr.
Colors, feelings and textures were inspiration for bassist Marlene Rosenberg’s compositions and albums in the past. In contrast, her latest album – “MLK Convergence” – is a response through music to America’s societal and political woes. For the recording in NYC, Marlene brings together drummer Lewis Nash and pianist Kenny Barron, a union forming the acronym MLK. The title, of course, also evokes the philosophies of the late Martin Luther King Jr.
The short 360 documentary provides a gives a glimpse behind the scenes of the recording and into the composer’s mindset.
Release Date: TBD 2021
Runtime: 11 min
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Where to Watch
Feb 19th – March 2nd 2021
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About Marlene Rosenberg
Marlene Rosenberg has emerged as one of the most talented and multi-faceted bassists on the scene today. She has toured with Joe Henderson, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Frank Morgan, Ed Thigpen and performed with Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Stan Getz, Terry Lynne Carrington and many more.
She plays regularly with her own ensemble MRQ and is on the faculty at Northern Illinois University.
As a composer, Marlene has published over 40 compositions on Red Bark Music including several recorded on projects with Scott Burns, Tito Carrillo, Robert Irving III, Javon Jackson and Cedar Walton.
MLK Convergence is Marlene’s 4th album.
CD available at marlenemusic.com
Directed by: Uli Futschik & Joergen Geerds
DoP: Joergen Geerds
Producer: Max Bolotov
Line Producer: Danielle Shepard
Camera: Judith Samper
Assistant Camera: Patrick Malley
Editor: Uli Futschik
360 Post-Production: Jason Mascheri
Color: Joergen Geerds
Sound Recordist: Alex Ramirez
Sound Mix: Denise Barbarita, MONOLisa Studios