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Barrett Martin: Melody + Rhythm = Spirit + Earth

When I was growing up in rural Washington state in the 1970s, my first set of records—big-band 78s—came from my grandparents. That’s when my love of jazz began, and the two things that always caught my ear were soaring melodies and the undercurrent of powerful rhythms. Decades later, when I studied drumming in West Africa, … Read More “Barrett Martin: Melody + Rhythm = Spirit + Earth”

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