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Marcus Rezak's 'Gateway to the Galaxy' feat. Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation

  • Sam's Burger Joint 330 East Grayson Street San Antonio, TX, 78215 United States (map)

A great night of music with Marcus Rezak and featuring Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation, and Shred Is Dead !

"Marcus Rezak is a recording artist, touring musician, session guitarist, and music theorist releasing his debut album on Nov. 9th 2018 entitled, "Gateway To The Galaxy" ft. Bill Evans (sax, Miles Davis), Arthur Barrow (bass, Frank Zappa), Kris Myers (drums) and Joel Cummins (keys) (Umphreys McGee). You can pre-order this album now at www.marcusrezak.comLead guitarist and original member of Chicago based electronic super-group Digital Tape Machine ft. members of Umphreys McGee. Marcus Rezak's diversity in musical styles lands him many live and studio sessions across the globe which sets him apart from other guitarists."

"Known as a master of jazz improvisation and the art of the sit-in, Marcus is a frequent call among bands and musicians carving out his unique niche in the performance world.As a lead guitarist, Marcus carves out a distinguished style in the world of Guitar with several well-known cutting edge groups including Katharsis, Shred is Dead, FrankenZaps Monster, Digital Tape Machine, Stratosphere All-Stars, and as artist at large. He has performed at some of the most elite music festivals across the globe in various genres. Having a commanding stage presence, Marcus takes the euphoric freedom of live music and directs its path into a unique approach, as if every jam is a live recording session."

"Marcus focuses heavily on remote and live studio guitar tracking, editing, and mixing sessions working with a variety of artists, composers, and producers such as David Bowies’ pianist of 20 years Mr. Mike Garson.As a guitar instructor, he built his own freelance clientele, teaching primarily Jazz students, but also having no limitations to this as well. Marcus Rezak has a B.M. from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and a M.M. degree in Jazz Composition from DePaul University in Chicago, IL."

"The story of Marcus Rezak is not one for those who don’t believe in fated occurrences or natural affinity. It is not for those who don’t believe that passion should forcefully direct the flow of one’s life. It is, however, a tale for seekers ready to leave misgivings at the door and allow music’s sway to settle in their minds like a rich fog. In music, we find truth. Within music’s truth, we find the sounds of Marcus Rezak."

Jeff Franca’s (aka Congo Sangez) time as the drummer for Thievery Corporation has clearly had an affect on his ears as he continues to explore the downtempo, reggae mezcla, with an obvious hip-hop overtone to the over all musical composition. You will be taken through an array of sounds and rhythms, paying homage to the roots of music with thick layers of percussion, signature to the Congo Sanchez sound. Most importantly the band puts out a conscious message which is typically non existent in most of the music we hear these days.

Shred Is Dead:

"Guitarist Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) took center stage and started playing the familiar progressing notes of “Scarlet Begonias”. It became apparent that this was going to be much different than a typical Dead show as Rezak burst into a flurry of notes, playing the melody of Scarlet with a level of distortion usually reserved for harder-edged rock. Jay Lane (Primus, Ratdog) looked like an octopus on drums; his hands went all over the place and carried the group as Rezak broke into a raging finger-tapping guitar solo that brought the crowd away from the bar. Rezak then began a reggae upstroke style of chords as keyboardist Todd Stoops (Electric Beethoven, RAQ) gave us his first taste of how talented he is. His organ solo led to a powerful build up that gave way to a soulful intro to “Dark Star”. Rezak played a vibrating melody that had the more stoned Deadheads swaying back and forth, before Lane and bassist Jay Burwick (RAQ) picked up the pace."

Doors at 7:00pm

NO Seating GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final. All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only.