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This is another composition inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh's writings: "The word 'suchness' is used to mean 'the essence or particular characteristics of a thing or a person, its true nature.' If we want to live in peace and happiness with a person, we have to see the suchness of that person. We do not expect a person always to be a flower. We have to understand their garbage as well."


from Live at 602, released August 31, 2015
Mark Urness, bass and composer; José Encarnación, saxophone; Dane Richeson, drums.



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MJD trio Appleton, Wisconsin

The MJD trio performs dynamic original jazz compositions and exciting interpretations of jazz standards. Bassist Mark Urness, saxophonist José Encarnación, and drummer Dane Richeson are professors at Lawrence University. They combine their individual virtuosity to create a trio sound that is rooted in jazz tradition with a vision to the future. ... more

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