Forbes Graham isn't hell-bent on taking the jazz world over by fiat.
Then again, a sterling tone like Louis Armstrong
's, a sense of stride and a sidewinder sleekness position him to do so. He brings spot-on timing, inherited from his key precursor, Don Cherry
, into the icy age of post jazz--and swings, too, situated comfortably within the classic idiom.
AAJ Contributor Gordon Marshall spoke recently with Graham about his background, numerology and music, and the road from thrash metal to free jazz.
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