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Brian “B+” Cross, Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed

Brian “B+” Cross, Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed

Hip-hop/rap photographer B+ recalls a career mixing music and photography to evoke the exchanges and creators that shaped scenes and sounds from Ethiopia to Los Angeles.

In this probing conversation, B+ digs into the intentions behind his project to reveal the rhythmic connections among people, cultures, and their creations, sharing stories of the record collector who shaped DJ Shadow’s sound, his close friendship with composers David Axelrod and Horace Tapscott, and more. We delve into the importance of politics in art, and how connecting the dots between social movements around the globe can help answer questions raised by provocative forms like underground hip-hop and jazz.

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