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February 2018

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Roswell Rudd, master trombonist, released his final album "Embrace," col- laborating with the soulful vocalist Fay Victor, pianist Lafayette Harris and bassist Ken Filiano. Rudd, who died, Dec. 21, 2017, released the album that NPR critic Kevin Whitehead said has a "valedictory air," and he is right. Listening to "Embrace" will take you on a musical journey, kicking off with the song "Something to Love." "Something to Love" is a smooth and blue song, like quiet night, with Filiano and Harris gentling notes that accentuate Rudd's horn style. The remake of the Animals hit "House of the Rising Sun," is an eerie journey to New Orleans with the trombone slid- ing in omnious, beautiful notes with Victor's honeyed and soulful voice telling the story. "Embrace" is an amazing and masterful album, worthy of a listen — or rather repeated listens, because one won't be enough. 919.735.2964 www.bicycleworldnc.com • 137 N. Center Street, Goldsboro 16DSP0118J© NOW CARRYING: SOAPS & LOTIONS CANDLES Happy Valentine's Day WAYNE COUNTY Editor's picks Jazz up your playlist Want to put a little jazz in your life? The easiest way to do it, is add a few albums to your playlist. Check out these two albums — it's a decision you won't regret Embrace ROSWELL RUDD featuring Faye Victor, Lafayette Harris and Ken Filiano Social Call JAZZMEIA HORN Jazzmeia Horn, winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, released "A Social Call" in May of 2017. As an upcoming jazz vocalist on the scene, Horn's "A Social Call" is a blend of common influences — jams from the 1960s and 1970s — and creates a contemporary jazz sound that will remind you of a smoke-filled lounge with soft lighting. Though the songs have an upbeat tempo, the message of Horn's music is largely political, taking issues of today and putting them to trumpets, snare, spoken word and a melo- dious vocals that are catchy and enlightening and all at once anthemic. In the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing/Moanin'," Horne blends jazz trumpets with a soulful, blues voice. In the title track "Social Call," she goes on a vocal adventure with a definite double meaning.

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