Nicholas Payton, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Nicholas Payton

Nicholas Payton

“I can’t really remember the first album that I actually went out and spent my own money for.

But the first records that I owned were given to me by my father one Christmas. He gave me a lot of different recordings including Lee Morgan’s ‘Sidewinder,’ which is one that I particularly remember. I think that maybe there were also some Art Farmer records and some things by Clifford Brown.”

New Orleans trumpet great Nicholas Payton teams up with saxman David Sanchez and vibraphone virtuoso (and Albany native) Stefon Harris for the Ninety Miles Project, which explores the connections between jazz and Cuban music when they step into the spotlight at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center in Albany at 7:30pm on Thursday (April 18). Tickets are $30.

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