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Finally! Some Jazz with real soul

Ever since Wynton moved into the jazz scene, all we've been getting is random bebop lines with a lack of any discernable melody. He corrupted the Young Lions by telling them the kind of music they need to play to become popular. Finally, someone has the courage to step out from behind Marsalis's spotlight and play some real melodic music. Sonic Trance is a perfect blend of hip hop and laid-back jazz. Thank you Nicholas Payton, for bringing us out of Wynton's harmonic doldrums!


This is where Miles was heading before he passed away... A must listen 🎺🎺🎺


I did not expect this CD to be so far off of his previous work. I would not recommend this purchase to anyone into serious jazz.


Born: 1973 in New Orleans, LA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Nicholas Payton was raised in New Orleans, a town chock-full of trumpet players and he originally followed in the footsteps of a mile-long line of tradition-based players including Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Al Hirt, and of course, Wynton Marsalis. Payton is the son of Walter Payton, a well-known bassist on the Crescent City jazz scene. His mother played piano. Given his upbringing in a musical family, Payton often spent upwards of ten hours a day practicing...
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Sonic Trance, Nicholas Payton
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Avant-Garde Jazz, Fusion
  • Released: Sep 09, 2003

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