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A few years ago I created Separated at Blue Note, a separated-at-birth salute to some of Blue Note's top artists.
This year, back by popular demand (okay, back by my demand): Separated at Birth 2009 - a collection of random jazz musicians and their "long lost siblings".
(I want to be clear that I have the highest possible respect for the people depicted here; they are gifted musicians and I love their music. And I'm not saying they actually look like their "twins" in real life; just in these photos... maybe!)
I love jazz because it is a pure American music and can be expressed in different ways depending upon the artist.
I was first exposed to jazz while as a teenager I listened to Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Louis Armstrong, on a jazz
radio station in New York City.