A Hug for Your Ears: Azar Lawrence offers a soulful musical balm for a pandemic-weary world

Azar Lawrence doesn’t recall specifically when and where this incident occurred, but the memory’s stuck with him all these years later. Sometime during the five whirlwind years in the ’70s, when he recorded and toured extensively as McCoy Tyner’s saxophonist, the two were hanging out after a show somewhere in Europe. A fan approached the

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