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Album-Release:
2020

HRA-Release:
15.10.2020

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  • 1A Lotus Speaks04:31
  • 2Of First Importance03:37
  • 3Helix04:45
  • 4Per 101:45
  • 5Molecular06:23
  • 6Cesaire02:18
  • 7Neosho06:59
  • 8Per 202:11
  • 9Breaking Code05:33
  • 10An Anguish Departed05:08
  • 11Loverly03:19
  • Total Runtime46:29

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Saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis possesses an inspiring energy. His deep curiosity and the thrill he gets from discovery are crucial facets of his personality, and qualities that guide his art. Over the last half-decade he’s emerged as one of the most exciting figures in jazz and improvised music, a voracious listener who rejects stylistic hierarchies and one that has feverishly explored new ideas and embraced fresh motivations with every new project.

Inspired by molecular biology James Brandon develops a special system for a surprising and beautiful music with his Quartet with drummer Chad Taylor, pianist Aruán Ortiz, and bassist Brad Jones. He has taken the idea of a “Molecular Systematic Music” to heart in the formulation of the compositions featured on the stunning debut album by this quartet. James Brandon Lewis says: “I wrote out everything, but the reason I feel like the music is still free is because the lines dictate the harmonic information. With this band the music is going to lift off the page.” Listen to the recordings: The James Brandon Lewis Quartet takes off with an exuberant joy of playing and that rhythmic intensity and thematic beauty that is rooted in the jazz tradition.

James Brandon Lewis, tenor saxophone
Aruán Ortiz, piano
Brad Jones, bass
Chad Taylor, drums, Mbira

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