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Greg Duncan & The Individuation Quintet: Unification

Read "Unification" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Jazz musicians derive inspiration from all kinds of sources--but there probably aren't many who are inclined to build an entire series of songs around concepts connected to Jungian psychology. Trumpeter and composer Greg Duncan is quite earnest in this endeavor, however, and on this release he gives musical expression to a number of aspects of Carl Jung's theory of “individuation": the process by which human beings must unify the conscious and subconscious aspects of the self (hence the title of ...

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Album Review

Greg Duncan & The Individuation Quintet: Unification

Read "Unification" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Let's start at the dénouement. Trumpeter Greg Duncan and his Individuation Quintet close their premier release with “Say Hey," a composition Branford Marsalis wrote for director Spike Lee's 1990 film Mo' Better Blues. The conclusion is a fitting genesis for Duncan's declaration. Just like fellow trumpeter Nate Wooley's refashioning of brother Wynton Marsalis' music on (Dance To) The Early Music (Clean Feed, 2015), Duncan has chosen to launch from what was probably the career apex of a previous generation. Duncan's ...


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