Ear to Ear: Taylor Ho Bynum

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Composer/brass virtuoso Taylor Ho Bynum has forged his own musical language through precision, alteration and skilled experimentation to become a singular voice on the improvisational music scene. In addition to his solo work and frequent collaboration with innovative musicians like Anthony Braxton and Cecil Taylor, Bynum leads his own Trio, Sextet, and the nine-piece ensemble SpiderMonkey Strings.

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Comments [8]

Julie from Hastings

Thanks for the Brubeck piece about Las Posadas. BTW, tomorrow Las Posadas will be featured at the Museum of the City of New York:

Dec. 13 2008 10:38 PM
Barry Lustig from Bound Brook, New Jersey

At the 10 PM hour you played a piece by Arturo Marquez. Could you kindly give me the name of the composition and the correct spelling of the composers name. It was wonderful.

Dec. 13 2008 10:27 PM
Maryam from L.E.S.

SPACE IS THE PLACE Sun Ra's motto (see above:)

Dec. 13 2008 09:04 PM
Maryam from L.E.S.

Could you say a bit more about staying creative outside of "institutions?" in the early 1970's i had an improvisational dance company that worked with improvisional musicians like rashid ali, noah howard & others. Has anything kept that Alternative Universe alive? where artists taught & learned from each other... outside of "institutions"... sounds like your own family has created such a universe.
Space is the Place...

Dec. 13 2008 08:54 PM
Tonky from Brooklyn

Do you know of Anders Savano?

He was my saxophone teacher in high school. He hails from Madison, WI. I believe he plays with Mr. Braxton on occasion in Chicago. (Don't quote me on that)

Anders has an album called Lines and Spaces with a tribute to AB where he plays a plunger-hose-ophone, an instrument of his own invention. Check it out.

Dec. 13 2008 08:52 PM
bruce denton from Gainesville Florida

Your music seems to have a very athletic cadence to it - am I wrong in hearing the sound of 'running' in your work?

Great stuff!

Dec. 13 2008 08:40 PM
A friend from NYC

This is awesome!!!!

Dec. 13 2008 08:28 PM
Forbes from Taxachusetts

First comment!

Enjoying the show y'all!


Dec. 13 2008 08:24 PM

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