Jason Marsalis’s latest effort, In A World Of Mallets reached #3 on JazzWeeks Radio Chart and #4 on CMJ’s chart and after catching the youngest of the venerable Marsalis family at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, I can see why – Marsalis’s compositions are quirky, whimsical and play with complicated rhythms and syncopation. Check out this live footage of Marsalis and his incredible quartet playing “Blues Can Be Abstract, Too,” at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse for his CD release show back on March 9th.