Friday, February 1, 2013

Prince of a Guy

Had the opportunity on Thursday (1/31) to chat with cornetist, composer, educator, arranger, and bicyclist Taylor Ho Bynum about his gig this Saturday (2/01) at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street in Hartford.  Dubbed the "Prince Project", Mr. Bynum and his ensemble will tackle 5 or 6 pieces from Mr. Roger Nelson, otherwise known as Prince.  Included in the ensemble is Kyoko Kitamura (vocals, piano), Jim Hobbs (alto saxophone), Nick Lloyd (yes, he of Firehouse 12, here on keyboards), Evan Patrick (guitar, vocals), Abraham Gomez-Delgado (voice, percussion), Stomu Takeishi (bass) and Pheroan akLaff (drums).  All the music comes from the period between 1982-1990) and will include an arrangement of "Crystal Ball" (an unreleased track.)

The music starts at 7:30 p.m. and will take place in the big lobby of RAW.  For more information, go to or call 860-232-1006. To find out more about the creative Taylor Ho Bynum, go to his website at  To hear a section of our chat, go to, click on the "On-Demand" button and search for "RBK Taylor Ho."

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