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Jon Batiste chats with Southern California Radio - 89.3KPCC

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Southern California Radio's 89.3KPCC host, Jon Horn talks with pianist and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" bandleader Jon Batiste about his musical influences that span his New Orleans roots, Thelonious Monk and the theme for the Sonic the Hedgehog video game. Batiste also reveals what first bonded him with Stephen Colbert and how he thinks about the power of music.

Batiste's latest release; Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard was recorded live during his six-night residency in the fall of 2018 and is a follow up to his recent critically acclaimed release, Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village Vanguard, completing part two of the two-part series. The inimitable musician and bandleader explains, "My compositions on Chronology focus on thematic development within short form structures with memorable melodic themes, while Angels focuses on thematic development within longer form structures that are built for deconstruction, never to be played the same way twice."

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