Nicholas Payton
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The Best Jazz of 2008
16 Dec 2008 // 3:00 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 // 9:01 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 // 6:00 PM

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

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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