Marquis Hill

Thomas Teal

Darrell Grant released Black Art, his first album on the Criss Cross label, in 1994. At the time he was the pianist in the Tony Williams Quintet, and making a strong statement on his own steam.

Jacob Hand


Rising musician Caroline Davis may have a Ph.D. in matters of brain function (the cognitive science of music, to be precise) but her new album, Heart Tonic, focuses on another crucial part of the human anatomy.

Davis is an alto saxophonist with a cosmopolitan upbringing: born in Singapore to a Swedish mother and a British father; raised in the American south, mainly Texas; schooled in Chicago, where she earned her advanced degrees and connected with a thriving scene; and based for the last five years in New York City.

Sarah Escarraz

Marquis Hill, “Coming Out Of The Universe”