Lance Martin's Physical Jazz

By day, you might have to make an effort to find Lance Martin. He works behind the counter at the BU [...]School of Medicine Diversity & Inclusion Office as the administrative assistant. But on certain nights, you can step inside a place like Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen on Columbus Avenue in Boston, and he’s hard to miss. He’s the guy in the beret and in the spotlight, throwing himself into a flute solo on a jazzy trio version of Beyoncé’s “Love on Top,” or something more traditional, like Cedar Walton’s “Bolivia.” Martin has developed a style he calls “physical jazz,” a style where it’s not hard to tell when he’s feeling the music, swaying and swinging, walking into the audience or even into the next room. “I can’t stand in one place,” he says. “It makes a different player out of me.”

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