Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist, Composer & Educator Matthew Evan Taylor .. We caught up in late February 2021 about his latest 2020 CD The Unheard Mixed Tapes .. This is his third installment of his Metropolis Ensemble-commissioned five-part series that all started during the pandemic .. He has had an ongoing fascination with the dissemination of art through underground or backdoor channels like zines and mixtapes. At his heart, he is a southern kid who worshiped at the altar of Cannonball Adderly, Ornette Coleman, Carla Bley and Charles Mingus .. Over his career, he has been performed across the United States and these days is is an Assistant Professor of Music at Middlebury College in Vermont. Get to know him ..
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