By Nia I’man Smith, Black Grooves

Within the musical canon of the genre traditionally known as “jazz,” Chicago’s legacy as birthplace or training ground for some of the genre’s most innovative and technically adept trumpeters is solidified by musicians such as Ray Nance, Louis Armstrong, Lester Bowie, Marquis Hill, and Corey Wilkes. With his stellar debut quintet album, The Ancestors’ Call,Chicago-based trumpeter and composer, Marques Carroll, rightly adds his name to this list. Read more here. 





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