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Don Byron: You Are #6

Don Byron isn’t really known for blowing sessions. Though his latest release, You Are #6 , has some of the conceptual embellishments of his previous studio albums, this is the closest Byron’s come to a casual jazz recording since his 1996 live date, No Vibe Zone. On Your Are #6, Byron seems less concerned with convincing us of the unlikely or schooling us about the unholy.

There is no overarching theme on You Are #6. The CD’s title is a play on many references, from the number of years after Byron’s first Music for Six Musicians, to the name of his band and to The Prisoner, an existentialist, self vs. society, late-’60s British television series in which the protagonist’s name was reduced to the #6.

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