We have lost so many legendary musicians recently it is completely disheartening. So this is in homage of this Detroit jazz trumpet great who just left us on May 24th and his homecoming service took place yesterday May 30th. BB King who passed on May 14th funeral also took place yesterday. Marcus had played on BB’s 1999 album, “Let The Good Times Roll”.
Marcus Belgrave was known throughout the world, he was and played among the elite of jazz and of all entertainment.
Ray Charles touring band in late 50’s, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Dizzy Gillespie and this is only a mere few.
As Clifford Brown was his mentor, he became one himself to so many more for a future generation of players. Regina Carter, Robert Hurst, Kenny Garrett, Geri Allen, James Carter, Ray Parker Jr. along with the two women you see here playing with him. Again the list goes on.
This man and his talent will be very missed and forever remembered as his music will always play on.
This particular venue on the video was at Bert’s Place in 2009 in the old Italian neighborhood of the Eastern Market area of Detroit.
Violet for Your Furs.
Written by by Matt Dennis.
Marcus Belgrave – fluglehorn
Charlie Gabriel – tenor sax
Bill Meyer – piano
Marion Hayden – bass
Gayelynn McKinney – drums