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Join Reuben Jackson For 'The Better Angels Of Our Nature' Listening Party

Reuben Jackson's listening party on July 20 will feature Brian McCarthy's new release, 'The Better Angels Of Our Nature'.
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Reuben Jackson's listening party on July 20 will feature Brian McCarthy's new release, 'The Better Angels Of Our Nature'.

Listen now as Reuben Jackson speaks with local saxophonist, educator, composer, Brian McCarthy discussing material from his riveting new release The Better Angels Of Our Nature.

Looking back on one of the most divisive moments in American history, saxophonist Brian McCarthy finds the roots of jazz in Civil War-era songs and spirit. On his new album, The Better Angels Of Our Nature, McCarthy pairs insightful new arrangements of vintage wartime folk songs with vibrant new compositions for his skilled Nonet to explore the clashing inspirations and enduring influence of the war that turned brother against brother in a battle over the soul of America.
 

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