Nicholas Payton
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The Best Jazz of 2008
16 Dec 2008 // 2:00 PM

More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.


Nicholas Payton: Numbers
6 Nov 2014 // 8:01 PM

A kind of concept album that places a void at the center of black American music, a void for you to fill.

Nicholas Payton: Into the Blue
21 Apr 2008 // 5:00 PM

The protean trumpeter records a bold quintet date in his native New Orleans, reinventing himself as a mature, romantic modernist.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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