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Bobby McFerrin and son Taylor perform rare concert together at Cal State Northridge / KPCC Radio

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Bobby McFerrin has had a long and successful career as a singer of wordless songs. With his trademark vocalizing that provides both rhythm and melody, he's carved out a singular place for himself in jazz and pop music. McFerrin's oldest son, Taylor, is also a musician. He's a keyboardist and producer whose full-length debut album, "Early Riser," was released on the Brainfeeder label. That's the L.A.-based label owned by Steven Ellison, aka Flying Lotus, who is putting out some of the most adventurous music today. Bobby and Taylor McFerrin recently performed a full concert together for the first time. It took place at the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge. After the show, the audience stayed for KPCC's Downstage series, where we interview the artists. The Frame's Oscar Garza spoke with Bobby and Taylor McFerrin about their relationship as father and son and as musicians, and how they were both inspired to pursue music as a career.

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