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The Enviable Genius of Ron Horton


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A founding member of the Jazz Composers Collective, Ron Horton is a trumpeter of outstsanding lyricism and versatility. This mixtape highlights the many facets of his work as a leader as well as a sideman for the likes of Ben Allison, Will Holshouser, Michael Blake, Andy Biskin, Allan Chase, Jane Ira Bloom and pianist Andrew Hill, for which he acted as Musical Director. Also featured is music from his work with The Herbie Nichols Project and the East Down Septet.

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  • Ron Horton featuring Antonio Zambrini "It's a Gadget World" It's a Gadget World (Abeat) 0:00
  • Ron Horton "Lua Cheia Sobre Lisboa (Full Moon Over Lisbon)" Everything in a Dream (Fresh Sound/New Talent) 5:42
  • Andy Biskin "As the Crows Fly" Dogmental (GM) 11:32
  • Will Holshouser Trio "Inside the Park" Reed Song (Clean Feed) 15:00
  • Ron Horton "Cantarnos" Subtextures (Fresh Sound/New Talent) 18:59
  • Jane Ira Bloom "I Believe Anita" Art & Aviation (Arabesque) 26:22
  • East Down Septet "It Smells Good" Out of Gridlock (Hep Jazz) 32:15
  • The Herbie Nichols Project "The Bebop Waltz" Dr. Cyclops' Dream (Soul Note) 38:29
  • Ron Horton "Happy and Out of It (on the Beach)" Genius Envy (OmniTone) 43:58
  • Allan Chase "Close Your Eyes" Silver Lining (Accurate) 49:40
  • Andrew Hill "Divine Revelation" A Beautiful Day (Palmetto) 55:15
  • Ben Allison "Blabbermouth" Cowboy Justice (Palmetto) 1:03:18
  • Michael Blake "Maria" Drift (Intuition) 1:09:30
  • Ron Horton "Claude Petite Bicyclette" Genius Envy (OmniTone) 1:14:06

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