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Nicholas Payton runs the risk of being reduced as that trumpeter who wanted to re-name jazz to Black American Music. While the statement sounds a keep reading »

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Although Lenny Pickett only has two records as a leader under his belt, there’s no denying the saxophonist’s legendary status as a member of Tower of Power and keep reading »

It’s hard to explain the difficulties surrounding the life of a musician. While financial problems aren’t exactly breaking news, other factors come into play during keep reading »

Altissimo references aside, Lenny Pickett‘s tenor saxophone is one of the most recognizable sounds. You can spot Pickett’s horn whether he’s standing next to Doc Krupa, Chester Thompson, David keep reading »

Leron Thomas is crazy. But there’s a difference between being crazy for the sake of being crazy versus a more nuanced version of being slightly off. keep reading »

It’s safe to say that most of us have already gone through the rounds of hearing Edward Elgar’s number one hit while sitting through boring keep reading »

We recently caught up with and had a very extensive conversation with trumpeter, composer, and educator Darren Barrett. We covered topics like his time under keep reading »

Early Riser may be Brooklyn-based producer Taylor McFerrin‘s debut album, but he’s hardly an amateur. Since the 2008 release of his EP Broken Vibes, McFerrin has keep reading »

Trumpeter, composer, and educator Darren Barrett is poised for a busy year. The 1997 Monk Competition winner is set to release a pair of new albums keep reading »

It’s time for a new installment of Revive Music’s original literary series: Order is Everything! This is a how-to guide for music lovers looking to keep reading »

We recently caught up with Mark de Clive-Lowe and had a lengthy discussion about his career as a musician, the contrasts among different music scenes around the keep reading »