Saturday, May 12, 2018

James Brandon Lewis and Chad Taylor - Radiant Imprints (OFF - RECORD label 2018)

Nothing as beautiful as following the course of an interesting, young musician, especially if he has planned not to sit with the suits. Tenor James Brandon Lewis made a furore with his trio in 2017.

On "radiant imprints" he is heard with master drummer Chad Edward Taylor. The result is free and soulful, and sometimes surprisingly catchy.

Radiant Imprints is a strong, soulful statement by musicians who possess baggage and technology, but also instinct, emotion and character. And with that you not only address the head, but also the heart.

Twenty Four
Loved One
With Sorrow Lonnie
First Born
Improve I

James Brandon Lewis: saxophone
Chad Taylor: drums