St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1.Nov.12
Taylor Ho Bynum takes jazz back to the future
By Calvin Wilson
Taylor Ho Bynum is widely regarded as one of the most forward-thinking musicians in jazz…But while Bynum is definitely interested in pursuing the new — as evidenced by the sounds he generates in concert and on recordings, including his most recent “Apparent Distance” — some of his influences on cornet are trumpeters with links to old-school jazz and St. Louis. “Miles Davis, Lester Bowie, Clark Terry, Baikida Carroll — a large percentage of my trumpet-playing heroes come from the area,” says Bynum, who will lead a sextet on Saturday evening in a New Music Circle concert.