A question on every FMU column focuses on travel playlists – music that evokes a time or place. Jon Batiste’s urban jazz befits destinations from the sultriness of New Orleans to the instant communities of New York’s subway platforms, both locations where he and his band, Stay Human, have been known to strike up impromptu concerts. If a spot on his travel wish list comes to fruition … look out Mars! Some riffs from his debut album, “Social Music,” will be heading your way.
What’s something you never fail to pack in your suitcase?
Harmonabord, Bible, and my Native American, black-and-white, linen pants
Carry-on or check-in?
Window or aisle?
What’s your idea of the perfect vacation?
Being somewhere that has magic and people who inspire me.
Tell us about a vacation you’ve taken that’s come close thus far.
I’ve never taken a vacation as an adult. The last vacation I took was to Disney World when I was a kid. For that time, it felt like the perfect vacation.
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