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Nicholas Payton: Relaxin’ with Nick

Nicholas Payton: Relaxin’ with Nick

Jeff Tamarkin on November 18, 2019
More often than not, you’ll see Nicholas Payton described as a jazz trumpeter. That’s accurate only to a point: Payton has long argued that the word “jazz” needs to be retired, that it’s oppressive and hackneyed; instead, he prefers the more inclusive umbrella term #BAM, for Black American Music. As for the instrumentation, Payton is […]
Marco Benevento: Let It Slide

Marco Benevento: Let It Slide

Matt Inman on November 15, 2019
Following up his 2016 pseudo-concept album, The Story of Fred Short, keyboardist Marco Benevento has fully embraced his singing and songwriting abilities with Let It Slide . Throughout a set of nine catchy, danceable tunes, Benevento digs into the more lyrically focused work he has gradually embraced during his decade-plus solo career, while maintaining the […]
The Zombies: The Complete Studio Recordings

The Zombies: The Complete Studio Recordings

Jeff Tamarkin on November 14, 2019
The Zombies became eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, but it took until this year for the British Invasion-era band to finally get their welcome letter. It wasn’t their own fault, of course: Most HoF voters know them only for three songs—”She’s Not There” (1964), “Tell Her No” […]