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Powerful new album After Now by South Texas-tied jazz duo looks for hope amid national turmoil

The album, which also features San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea 'Vocab' Sanderson, takes listeners on a complex, ambitious and compelling ride.

By Sanford Nowlin

"We wait for a time after now, a time beyond then that was, a time that now feels distant," San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson intones over a mournful saxophone during the opening of After Now, a new digital album by Brandon Guerra and Jonathan Leal. From Sanderson's poetic introduction, the six-part suite dives headlong into a Monk-reminiscent section driven by angular piano passages and odd time signatures, then into gently lilting horn solos interspersed with synthetic whooshes before skittering into free improvisation...

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