Marlon Jordan records live at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

3 Faces of Marlon Jordan heralds the unique talent of one of New Orleans most exceptional trumpet players, Marlon Jordan. It allows Jordan to transverse along an uncharted path; classical, jazz, and hip hop music all in a three CD compilation. Not only does 3 Faces of Marlon Jordan promise to offer Jordan's unique sonic signature, Marlon has recruited some of the best musicians that New Orleans has to offer for the jazz segment of the CD including; pianists Ellis Marsalis & Jonathan Lefcoski, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, drummer Troy Davis, bassists David Pulphus & Neil Caine with select performances by trumpeters Kermit Ruffin, James Andrews, and Derrick "Kabuki" Shezbie.

Scheduled for a 2009 Valentine's Day release, 3 Faces of Marlon Jordan goes into production this week beginning with live recordings from performances in New Orleans at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, 626 Frenchmen Street on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 8:00 pm, and on Sunday, August 3, 2008 at Café Lazziza which is located at 2106 Charters Street. The recording also announces a multi-recording deal with North Carolina-based Blue Silk Media, an artist development entity founded by Macon Thomason of Chapel Hill.

The classical wing of the album will include recordings with the Czech Film Orchestra which boast of the best European musicians, including principle players from the Czech Philharmonic, The Czech National Theatre Orchestra, The Czech Radio Orchestra and others while the Hip Hop version will include cuts from Marlon's daughter Lori Jordan whose stage name is Honey Chyl.

Marlon Jordan was one of the "Young Jazz Lions" who were signed, recorded and promoted on major record labels in the 1980s. He recorded three impressive LPs for Columbia from 1998 to 1992, For You Only, Learson's Return, and The Undaunted and one for the Arabesque label entitled Marlon's Mode in 1997. He returned to the national prominence with the 2005 Classic Jazz release of Marlon Jordan featuring Stephanie Jordan: You Don't Know What Love Is.

A victim of hurricane Katrina, Marlon and his siblings' rendition of Here's To Life from their live televised performance during the Jazz at Lincoln Center Higher Ground Benefit Concert appears on the 2005 release by Blue Note Records. Stephanie and Marlon embark that fall for a European Tour as part of the Higher Ground Relief effort sponsored by the US States Department with stops in Bucharest, Germany, Lithuania and Ukraine on the thank you tour. Marlon views his five days on the roof-top during the ordeal as the driving force for what he calls his "new sound."

Marlon is the fifth performer from a family of New Orleans bred musicians; father Edward "Kidd" Jordan and siblings Kent, Rachel and Stephanie Jordan.

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