Deep in the Shed

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Deep in the Shed
Studio album by
Marcus Roberts
Released 1990
Recorded August 9–10, 1989 at Mastersound Studios in Astoria, NY
December 10, 1989 at Mastersound Studios in Astoria, NY
December 15, 1989 at The Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA
Genre Post bop
Hard bop
Stride piano
Length 42:16
Label Novus Records
Producer Delfeayo Marsalis

Marcus Roberts chronology
The Truth Is Spoken Here Deep in the Shed Alone with Three Giants
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Deep in the Shed is the second studio album by the blind jazz pianist Marcus Roberts, a protégé of trumpet player Wynton Marsalis. The album features Roberts playing chords on his left hand and "somewhat dark improvisations that burst into fireworks less often than you'd expect" with his right hand.[2] Roberts is backed by a seven-piece band on most of this album, a lineup which included Marsalis performing under the alias E. Dankworth.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Marcus Roberts.

  1. "Nebuchadnezzar" - 9:40
  2. "Spiritual Awakening" - 5:57
  3. "The Governor" - 5:40
  4. "Deep In The Shed" - 11:07
  5. "Mysterious Interlude" - 5:42
  6. "E. Dankworth" - 4:10


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Delfeayo Marsalis - Procucer
  • Steve Baker - Series director
  • Patrick Smith - Recording, Mixing
  • Cheem & Jelfy - Edit
  • Ria Lwerke - Art direction, Design
  • Ken Nahoum - Photography


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Neil Tesser (1998). The Playboy Guide to Jazz. Bloomsbury. pp. 250, 251. 
  3. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Deep in the Shed Review". Allmusic.