Marquis Hill plays “My Foolish Heart”

Written by Sam Grosby


In category: Song of the Day

Published September 1, 2017

Having mastered hip hop, hard bop, free form and everything in between, Marquis Hill is one of the heaviest hitting cats on the jazz scene in America. Hill has made a name for himself as one of the most gifted trumpeters around, winning the Thelonious Monk Trumpet Competition in 2014. After listening to Mr. Blier and Ms. Bennett perform some jazz classics in Orient so inspiringly, I was reminded of all the times I have been lucky enough to hear Marquis and his Blacktet play in Chicago. Below is their rendition of “My Foolish Heart” from his 2016 project The Way We Play:

“My Foolish Heart” was composed by Victor Young with lyrics by Ned Washington, and published in 1949.

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Tenor Sam Grosby is an alum of Eastman School of Music and Northwestern University, and spent this past summer with Wolf Trap Opera performing the role of the Miller in The Juniper Tree by Philip Glass. He made his NYFOS debut this summer in Red, White, and Blues as part of the NYFOS@North Fork residency, and is thrilled to work with Opera for the Young as the Prince in Dvořák’s Rusalka this fall and spring.


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