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Sometimes "tribute" can be a dirty word in jazz—a sign a project's only justification is a well-known name—a warning that reverence may have trumped inspiration on a record. But it doesn't have to be that way. This episode, the Bastards look at four 2022 releases that each celebrate a towering figure from jazz's past without getting tangled up in its shadow. With dedicatees as varied as Johnny Hodges, Charles Mingus, Yusef Lateef, and Wes Montgomery, things never get in a rut...


  • Discussion of Owen Broder's album Hodges Front and Center, Vol. 1 (Outside in Music) 2:38
  • Discussion of Bennie Maupinand Adam Rudolph's album Symphonic Tone Poem for Brother Lateef (Strut) 15:50
  • Discussion of Tim Fitzgerald's album Full House (Cellar Music Group) 31:37
  • Discussion of Ethan Philion's album Meditations on Mingus (Sunnyside) 44:51
  • Pop Matters 1:00:30

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