I know. I know. It is widely assumed and believed that smell is the strongest sense tied to memory. But for me (and a handful of musicians that I spoke to), music – in some cases even just a few bars of a song – can draw upon some of
Fans of the trumpeter and bandleader may know that he has appeared in a few movies. But when it comes to the HBO program about his hometown, the lines between real life and acting begin to blur — especially when it comes to his new album.
A New York Times article explains how apprentice musicians still find masters — just in new ways.
The trumpeter and composer has created a double album that extends his jazz inheritance as it acknowledges the past — from Africa through New Orleans and New York — that has made him who he is today.