May 6, 2014 12:00 AM

Songs from his soul: KC musician Jamie Searle tests his creative boundaries

In mid-April, Jamie Searle released “Violet Music: Volume 1,” the inaugural recording by My Brothers and Sisters, the band he founded about five years ago. It’s a sprawling work, a polyphonic parade into and through a variety of music genres — funk, soul, R&B, jazz, gospel — all written, charted, scored and orchestrated by Searle.

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