I’ve been listening a lot to the recent release by Alto Saxophonist, Producer and Arranger Steve Slagle. It's called Nascentia (Panorama Records) . It features a song-cycle of mostly new compositions by Slagle. He leads a first rate sextet on this record that includes Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Clark Gayton on trombone, Bruce Barth on piano, Jason Tiemann on drums, and Ugonna Okegwo on bass.
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This week on The Local Take, I reached out to a farmer in our state Stacie Marshall. Marshall inherited her family farm and learned that generations ago, her ancestors enslaved African Americans. Seven were listed of historical documents about the farm. If you are a descendant of a Southern family with a few hundred acres of farmland that have been in the family for a few centuries, more than likely, your family enslaved African-Americans. Most people have to know this even if they only have...