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Cincy duet gives a shout-out to trumpets.


Over the Rhine would like to give props to the horn section, which inspired the group's latest CD, The Trumpet Child. Listen for the Miles Davis and John Coltrane influences when the husband-wife duo takes the stage tonight in Kent. "A theme that recurred in the old hymns was the idea that the world would be reborn with the sound of a trumpet," says Linford Detwiler, who pulls triple duty on bass, piano, and guitar. "Is it real? Is it a metaphor? What exactly is on God's iPod?" Partner Karin Bergquist eventually found out. On 14 previous albums, the classically trained singer admits she "played it a bit safe" when laying down vocal tracks. This time, the horns allowed Bergquist to belt out a torchy, devil-may-care delivery "brimming with midwestern soul." "Now I'm more lost in it, more drunk on it," she says. "It's far more out of control — messy, juicy, and tangled up." Over the Rhine performs at 8 tonight at the Kent Stage, 175 East Main Street in Kent. Tickets are $17 in advance, $22 at the door. Call 330-677-5005 or visit
Fri., Nov. 30, 8 p.m., 2007

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