Taylor Ho Bynum: Notions of Inspiration

Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum is one of the freshest and most innovative voices composing and playing music today. As a leader, collaborator, sideman, and composer, Ho Bynum continually pushes the outer boundaries of jazz, and his list of collaborators reads like a list of  "who's who"  in the avant-garde music scene. He has played with 1990 NEA Jazz Master Cecil Taylor, Wadada Leo Smith, and Bill Dixon, and his long and fruitful collaboration with 2014 NEA Jazz Master Anthony Braxton remains one of the great working musical relationships. Apparently never sleeping, Ho Bynum also leads two bands and has a successful solo career as a cornetist. It's a formidable schedule, but it's fueled by the ability to find inspiration wherever it might be.

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Taylor Ho Bynum.

Taylor Ho Bynum.  Photo Credit: Peter Gannushkin.

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Taylor Ho Bynum.

Taylor Ho Bynum.  Photo Credit: Peter Gannushkin.

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With the band Positive Catastrophe.

With the band Positive Catastrophe. Photo Credit: Donald Dan.

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Taylor Ho Bynum.

Taylor Ho Bynum. Photo Credit: Amy Touchette.

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Taylor Ho Bynum.

Taylor Ho Bynum.  Photo Credit: Peter Gannushkin.

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Taylor Ho Bynum with Anthony Braxton

With Anthony Braxton. Photo Credit: Michael Weintrob.

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Taylor Ho Bynum.

Taylor Ho Bynum. Photo Credit: Rachel Bernsen.