Thursday, September 15, 2016

Shirantha Beddage - Momentum (2016)


Following the success of his JUNO-nominated album Identity, baritone saxophonist Shirantha Beddage continues to deliver his brand of high-octane modern jazz on the new album, Momentum, featuring Will Kennedy of the Yellowjackets. 

For this new album, his third as a leader, his compositions reflect his childhood fascination with the physical sciences, as he explores the tension between oppositional forces in music and the world around us. 

The music is drawn from Beddage’s most diverse range of influences thus far, including New Orleans jazz, R&B, film music and folk songs, providing a musical landscape that is accessible, varied and complex.

It’s almost here!  My new album, Momentum, will be released worldwide on September 9, 2016.  The release of this album will be followed by several concerts in the Toronto area, with special guest Will Kennedy of the Yellowjackets.

01. Pork Chop 07:18
02. Drag and Drop 08:07
03. Gravity 07:15
04. Centrifugal Force 08:03
05. Momentum 07:37
06. Axis of Rotation 02:36
07. Angle of Incidence 05:37
08. The Long Goodbye 06:45

David Restivo – Piano and Keyboards
Mike Downes – Acoustic Bass
Rich Brown – Electric Bass
Mark Kelso – Drums
Will Kennedy – Drums