For the release of his New World Records album A Trumpet in the Morning, Open Sky Jazz interviewed Marty Ehrlich.
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Multi-reedist-composer-bandleader Marty Ehrlich is one artist whose creative impulses I’ve grown to trust, not only from his always intriguing recordings but also from having presented him in different band configurations at both Tribeca Performing Arts Center and Tri-C JazzFest. A very thoughtful man whose bespectacled presence suggests that of a wily, witty college professor (which he is at Hampshire College), Marty is one of those inside/out players who is as comfortable in a swinging environment as he is amidst dissonance. In that regard he is much like one of his mentors, the late pianist-seeker-teacher Jaki Byard.
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