Composer/Pianist Terry Marshall has performed in concert halls, night clubs and restaurants as far north as Toronto, Canada and as far south as Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He regularly graces the stages of the most celebrated venues in the Washington, D.C. area, including: Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts, Twins Jazz Club, The Wolf Trap National Center For The Performing Arts and many others. His performances are always the epitome of taste and artistry. Marshall's compositions have been a not so well kept secret on the Washington, D.C. area.
In July of 2014 Terry released a his debut CD which he called 'Arrival'. The CD reached the #25 spot on the CMJ chart of jazz recordings in just 2 weeks! It received rave reviews from critics all over the country...
Excerpts from reviews of 'Arrival'
...A killer piano man that knows how to set up a real easy grooving set, whether the focus is on instrumentals or vocals....A mainstream delight, this is smoking, after work jazz that let's you wash off the day and get ready for fun to come. Here's a cat well worth some wider recognition. Hot stuff. — with Terry Marshall. Chris Spector - MIDWEST RECORD
This is music that is incredibly memorable and listenable. The vocal pieces are particularly fine - but then the entire collection truly sings! Many of the tunes are new, and a lot o of the others you've never heard before. But that's a good thing and you certainly won't regret you decision to embrace this `Arrival'.
By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE
by Rotcod ZZaj
Terry Marshall – ARRIVAL: If solid jazz piano is your listening forte, you'll find Terry's piano work very pleasing indeed. Even standards like “April In Paris” are magic in his hands… very nice, to be sure. He has a full complement of savvy and energetic players with him as well (too long to list here) – tunes like the title track, “Arrival“, clearly demonstrate how well he plays with others! You'll find yourself locking several of his tunes in on your playlists, at least partly because he has put five Marshall originals on here…
THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES
by Esther Callens
To sum it up—outstanding! Arrival, the latest album by pianist and composer Terry Marshall presents an extraordinary collection. With five originals and six arrangements of some significant standards, Marshall has come up with the perfect merger of the old and new. The results yielded an assemblage of tracks that complement each other exquisitely. Nothing fake is here as Marshall brought the real deal!
Travis Rogers' complete review of 'Arrival'
erry Marshall's "Arrival"--Just in Time
Travis Rogers- Jazz Times
Terry Marshall is a class act. He is an excellent composer and arranger and an inspired pianist. He is also a true gentleman.
Marshall's 2014 release “Arrival” is energetic, moving and comforting. He has gathered musicians familiar to himself and to Jazz fans in the Washington, DC area. Brothers Leonardo Lucini (bass) and Alejandro Lucini (drums) form his brilliant rhythm section for much of the album. The tightness between them is not unexpected between brothers but they mesh seamlessly with Marshall on piano. Throw in talented guitarists like Ben Young and Kevin Williams, vocalists like Iva Ambush and Kendra Johnson plus a host more of excellent players and you've got the makings.
Marshall includes four of his own compositions along with other better and lesser known works. His arrangements echo his own voice and are brilliant revelations of the unique approach that belongs to Terry Marshall.
The album opens with “Teresa,” a Brazilianesque piece that gives a Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays feel. That Brazilian sound will make a return on “Nostalgia.” The Lucini brothers are featured on both tracks (as well as on “Upside Down,” “Being Cool,” “Questions and Answers” and “Arrival.”) They are fine additions to the album.
The vocal works by Iva Ambush and Kendra Johnson are so very different but so very appropriate to the tracks on which they perform. As talented and as entertaining as they are—as are all the musicians—Terry Marshall remains at the gravitational center of the album. It is not just his composing and arranging brilliance, Marshall is a moving performer. His touch on piano and Fender Rhodes are warm and enthralling.
The track list is well-chosen and a varied display of melodies and rhythms with musicians who know how to swing. The vocalists bring the swing, as well.
“Arrival” has everything that Jazz lovers love: lyricism and groove and memorable melodies. There is, however, one thing more that this album delivers…a very memorable musician named Terry Marshall.