Worth the Wait

o say that this past spring didn’t exactly flower for the jazz community would be a gross understatement. With the quarantine and shuttering of venues, musical plans simply withered away. For trombonist Marshall Gilkes, who was set to embark on a busy touring season, the situation birthed a seriously altered reality. “I was going to be gone more in this period than ever before in my life,” he reveals. Gilkes’ March-to-July plans had included

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