Photo courtesy of nicholaspayton.com

Photo courtesy of nicholaspayton.com

If Jazz was looking for a saviour the obvious choice might not be the man who seems intent - on the outside, at least - to confront and challenge everything we think we know about the genre. But Nicholas Payton, virtuoso horn-player and writer of the provocative essay 'Why Jazz isn't cool anymore', is determined to reclaim this music from conservative record executives and force his fellow artists to keep innovating.  

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The reverberations and self-reflection that his 124-line treatise inspired throughout his respective field is profound.

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