I’ve made comments in the past about Mark Trammell’s resistance to streaming, and even tried to help justify it (to an extent) in previous articles. I’ve also made some jokes at their expense about their refusal to release music in any sort of digital format. I feel after years of commenting on both the industry’s reluctance as a whole (and some artists in particular) to embrace the changing musical format landscape, I should be among the first to recognize the Mark Trammell Quartet and their announcement of releasing both their newest release and their back catalog on streaming platforms worldwide.
I first noticed that the MTQ had finally come to streaming a couple weeks ago when a friend of mine commented on how the latest MTQ album, Classics, sounded really good and that they were listening to it on Spotify. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I was pleasantly surprised to see SEVERAL albums from the Mark Trammell Quartet available on streamers (I use Apple Music, and until this month, the most recent album I’d seen was from 2015).
I won’t dwell on the whole financial aspect of streaming here, as I’ve already done so in the past, but I do want to make a big deal out of a long-time hold out joining the streaming community. You are already on my playlist!