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The Baylor Project: A Brand New Day

Read "The Baylor Project: A Brand New Day" reviewed by K. Shackelford

Marcus Baylor's coalescence of various American music styles into his playing has already secured him a spot in the history of post-modern jazz drummers. In the book, The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century (Chicago Review Press, 2009), authors Joachim-Ernst Berendt and Günther Huesmann cite Baylor as one of an exclusive list of drummers that shaped jazz drumming in the nineties through inventive polyrhythms and genre syncretism in their techniques.Baylor's affinity for the drums started early, ...

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The Baylor Project: The Journey

Read "The Journey" reviewed by James Nadal

The African proverb, “The spirit will not descend without song," is intrinsically intertwined within the African- American religious experience, and is a revered aphorism encompassing the music of Black America, in its many forms and variations. Jean (vocalist) and Marcus (drummer) Baylor, known collectively as The Baylor Project, have deep roots in the church, and on The Journey, take a look back to where they came from, drawing deep from hymnology for inspiration, yet maintaining the secular swing and edge ...