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Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band: Land of Nod

Read "Land of Nod" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

If radio play is an accurate indicator of what people want, then the trombone is an under-appreciated, perhaps even unwanted lead instrument. Fortunately, those who play the instrument ignore such perceptions. Chris Washburne, whose musical interests cut across multiple genres, is among them.

Leader of the Latin band Syotos, Washburne has been around ...

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Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band: Land of Nod

Read "Land of Nod" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The current political climate in the US is ripe for (and rife with) comment. Several calls have come for criticism--and with Land of Nod, Chris Washburne adds his voice to them. There are no lyrics on the recording, but the titles of his compositions and the strong message of the liner notes get the message across.

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Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band: Land of Nod

Read "Land of Nod" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Jazz in this first decade of the 21st Century has few artists using their music to confront the prevailing political climate. Jazz as protest music is an interesting historical artifact that was part of its '60s adolescence, before the music matured into an accepted field of academic study. The jazz educational establishment is more interested in ...

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Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band: Land of Nod

Read "Land of Nod" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Trombonist, composer and bandleader Chris Washburne heads up a spirited band called SYOTOS, which is an acronym for “See You On The Other Side," which dates back to an expression used by him just before his successful cancer surgery to his fellow musicians.

The title of this album comes from author Jonathan Swift who, ...

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Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band: Land of Nod

Read "Land of Nod" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Call this jazz protest CD by trombonist Chris Washburne “Latin jazz with an attitude." The phrase “Land of Nod" originated with Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels) in reference to a state of slumber. As a collective whole, the American public may have undergone a collective political nodding off, though recent elections seem to offer some solace--a critical ...