Marcus Cohen and The Congress
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Marcus Cohen and The Congress

San Francisco, California, United States

San Francisco, California, United States
Band R&B Soul

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"Marcus Cohen & The Congress"

Approval ratings for the U.S. Congress have reached historic lows, so maybe the politicians should heed the example of trumpeter Marcus Cohen, whose populist groove-driven ensemble the Congress can supply a soul manifesto for any party. Launched in 2009, the group features more than a dozen musicians and a sound steeped in funk and soul, hip-hop, jazz and gospel. With vocalists Valerie Troutt, Tiffany Martin and special guest Yvette Pylant from Feelosophy, re-election is a lock.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/09/07/NSIT1L0OC7.DTL#ixzz1iciEDs3Y
- Andrew Gilbert


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Misunderstanding ft. Tiffany Martin and MicBlake

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Marcus Cohen & The Congress have been described as a "A velvet freight train of passion". The music is powerful, hyper-sensual, seductive, yet sonically arresting. Its dripped in "soul", encased with sweet caramel melodies, and tantalizing harmonies. The grooves are deep and rich like dark cacao. Marcus Cohen--trumpeter/composer based in San Francisco Ca. assembled The Congress nearly 2 years ago. Destined to reintroduce the depth in music, love, community, as well as expounding on the the re-emergence of "soul music". Since their arrival, Marcus Cohen & The Congress have been winning the hearts and ears of every listener.