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Trumpeter Joshua Trinidad on writing music for his own funeral

While trumpeter Joshua Trinidad is a deft jazz player and performs with his own quintet and quartet, he also plays with Wheelchair Sports Camp and Poets Row. As evidenced with some of his previous efforts, Trinidad, who sometimes runs his trumpet through guitar effects, is well versed in electronic and ambient music. His brand new album, Cortege, which he'll celebrate this release of tonight at Dazzle, is a collection of eight songs he wrote for his own funeral. We spoke with Trinidad about where inspiration for the disc came from -- both from Mike Marchant and Norwegian trumpeters on the ECM label -- and collaborating with local electronic wiz Tom Metz.
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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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