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Chicago Tribune: Nicholas Payton's Uses "Lyric Melancholy ... to Haunting Effect" on New Album

Nicholas Payton: Into the Blue [cover]

Nicholas Payton's recent release, Into the Blue, his Nonesuch debut, is among "a great wave of important new jazz recordings" out this summer, according to Chicago Tribune music critic Howard Reich. He points to "a lyric melancholy" that pervades the album and which Payton uses "to haunting effect" throughout. To read Reich's review of the summer's best, visit


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