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Continued: Growing young with jazz great Billy Hart

  • Article by: BRITT ROBSON SPECIAL TO THE STAR TRIBUNE
  • Last update: June 12, 2014 - 11:42 AM

“When I first came on the scene, bands worked together 30 weeks out of the year. We’re finally getting to spend some time together,” Hart said from a hotel in Norway, where the group had just landed as the latest stop on their tour.

“We’re exchanging ideas at a high level and bringing out the best in each other. I think we have enough music for one or maybe two CDs, but we just put out a CD last month, so we’ll have to wait.”

He paused for a moment. “It’s Scandinavia in the summer. Things couldn’t be more beautiful.”

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