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Logan Richardson, a saxophonist born and raised in the blues mecca of Kansas City, Mo., had to be thinking about Baraka’s argument when he named his new album Blues People. On the album’s title track, an invocation spiked with distorted guitars, Richardson quotes an analogous line by the soul singer Donny Hathaway: “I like to do blues as a reflection on a period, past and present, in black people’s lives.” That might make it seem as if Blues People, the album, prioritizes theory over practice. In fact, something like the inverse is true.