The Naughty Professor cofounding trumpet player and point man for the Naughty Horns has also worked with the Temptations, Rickie Lee Jones, the Afghan Whigs, and Galactic. He discusses the band’s formation, his home-schooled childhood, and his many collaborations with hip hop artists including Chali 2na. For being the youngest guest to date, John really has his head together. The Troubled Men want to be him when they grow up.
Topics include Will Smith vs. Chris Rock, stage violence, Chris Owens RIP, a covid infection, Holy Week, a carjacking, a failed state, the Next Door app, a Texas childhood, TV rewards, a high school faux pas, the Geek Squad, Loyola music school, practicing, the Arban Trumpet Method, jazz exposure, band competition, Dennis Dotson, skipping church, music as prayer, a music biz program, a band house, early touring, the jam band scene, serious recording, a new approach, band identity, the Musos sync licensing agency, sample packs, and much more.
Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break music: “Pleiades” from “Everyday Shredder” by Naughty Professor
Outro music: “Imagine” from “Magic Box” by John Culbreth
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