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Jason Moran challenges limits of jazz | Life | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle: "Ten big black dots appear on the cover of Jason Moran's new album in a confounding cluster. Like great jazz album covers of yesteryear on the storied Blue Note label, the one for Moran's Ten has an air of mystery amid the clarity of its bold design. The dots could simply represent an artist's interpretation of the 10 years Moran has spent with his band the Bandwagon (a truly dynamic duo of bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Watts), a period in which tradition and innovation — order and freedom - are lovingly intertwined." More...