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Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara: True Events

Read "True Events" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Time can tell different stories. In the case of Taylor Ho Bynum and Tomas Fujiwara, it has been witness to a musical relationship that has spanned fifteen years. The two first played in a tribute to Miles Davis set up by Bynum in his high school. The collaboration continued in a band they formed, and in ...

Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara: True Events

Read "True Events" reviewed by Karl A.D. Evangelista

The duet is an idea idiom: the scaffolding of improvisation laid bare, like wires gutted from a conduit. Here, musical dialogue becomes something about communicating, or miscommunicating, through paper cups. It's far less obvious that an improviser is making no sense, or has no sense, and/or no ideas, than when musicians are speaking ear to ear. ...

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Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara: True Events

Read "True Events" reviewed by Troy Collins

Duets can be among the most revealing of all jazz performances. With only two voices in the mix, there is nowhere for either individual to hide, so having a strong conversational rapport with one's partner is paramount. Between them, cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and drummer Tomas Fujiwara share fifteen years of playing experience, and it shows ...