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JT Notes: Bruce Hornsby Kills, No Range Required

Before I bought an iPod and discovered its magical shuffle function, I used to love making mix CDs. Everyone knows that mnemonically these CDs are small miracles, and when I toss one on at random today, it makes me remember specific periods in my life with an acuity that no smell, taste or memento can match.

These collections reflect my catholic-no, schizophrenic-tastes. I’m flipping through one I think I made when I was 19, though this particular disc is a one-off: There’s some electric Miles, Gang Starr, Lee Morgan, surf instrumentals and Sonic Youth, all still favorites, but no ’80s pop.

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Evan Haga

Evan Haga worked as an editor and writer at JazzTimes from 2006 to 2018. He is currently the Jazz Curator at TIDAL, and his writing has appeared at RollingStone.com, NPR MusicBillboard and other outlets.