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seneca black.

trumpet, flugelhorn.

photo and banner courtesy gulnara khamatova.

What astonishes us about Mr. Black is just how incredibly in the moment he is, 100% of the time. You may recognize him from his lead trumpet roles with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Charlie Haden, Darcy Argue, et. al., but we'd like it just as much if you checked out his solo turn on seraph, below. A tremendous musician and human being, and a welcome presence without fail.