I am very pleased to be considered and chosen as a “rising star” in the keyboard category in Downbeat Magazine’s annual International Critics Poll. I realize this work never stops and it’s nice to be seen by those who write about the legends and new comers. I am celebrating my 20th anniversary as a recording artist in 2015, so it is all relative. Below is a preview of the article along with a link to the latest Focus Trio album “Four Directions”. Be sure to pick up a copy when it hits newsstands in August 2014.
I am working on a new compilation brought to you by CARYOUT PRODUCTIONS, it will feature unreleased music from my production catalog. Soon come! My Bandcamp is also featuring a monthly free track giveaway. We’ve already got three free downloads up along with the rest of the Marc Cary catalogue. This past week, we have been shown lots of love from several other blog sites who posted links for the free downloads, The Art of Cool Project, Nextbop, and Revive Music. So stay tuned because we’ve got lots more music for all you audiophiles out there. There are some links to get you all started below, including May and June’s free downloads… Just in case you missed them.
Marc Cary Focus Trio & Friends presents Cary’s Club Free Track of the month:
My roots are in the go-go dance halls of D.C., but from there I’ve found myself exploring Indian classical, electronic music, and extensions of straight-ahead and avant-garde jazz. It’s all here in the mixtapes I’ve been working out under the name GOGOPOLO. That’s a nickname that comes from what my mentor Arthur Taylor used to call me: He said I had a searching mind, so he used to refer to me as “Polo.”
In this music, I’m mixing that exploratory sense with my foundations in go-go. Check out one of these mixtapes in full for free below. And spread it around!