Jalen Baker – This Is Me, This Is Us. (Outside In Music)

It’s clear from the opening notes of vibraphonist-composer Jalen Baker’s This is Me, This is Us. that he was determined to deliver a debut album that transcended conventional post-bop. The delicate chime of his vibes melds with a string quartet in a soft, lovely introduction to “So Help Me God.” Soon after, the band enters,

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