James Brandon Lewis "Divine Travels" CD Release Celebration

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James Brandon Lewis "Divine Travels" CD Release Celebration

Thu, July 31, 2014

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 7:15 pm)

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$25.00

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James Brandon Lewis "Divine Travels" CD Release Celebration
James Brandon Lewis "Divine Travels" CD Release Celebration
James Brandon Lewis
"Divine Travels" OKeh Records CD Release Celebration
with William Parker (bass)
Dominic Fragman (drums)
With Special Guest Thomas Sayers Ellis

SAXOPHONIST JAMES BRANDON LEWIS FUSES FREE JAZZ WITH SPIRITUAL MEDITATION ON "DIVINE TRAVELS" (OKEH RECORDS)
Even for an artist hailed by Ebony Magazine as one of “7 Young Players to Watch” who has studied with jazz heavyweights like Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Douglas, Joshua Redman, and Matthew Shipp, it takes considerable confidence and courage for a young musician to match wits with veteran improvisers like William Parker and Gerald Cleaver. But on his second release, Divine Travels, saxophonist James Brandon Lewis does just that, not only holding his own with that masterful rhythm section but leading them down fresh and unexpected pathways. Divine Travels melds the holy spirit of a gospel service with the fiery expression of free jazz, the intuitive dialogue of skilled improvisers with the stunning invention of a first meeting. Lewis’ music draws in equal parts on his considerable studies and his roots in the church, as well as his considerable curiosity to discover more and deeper connections within his music.


"I like this new saxophone player, James Brandon Lewis. He has a new album out now. He has a good sound on tenor." (Sonny Rollins, interview on Musica Jazz by Enzo Capua)
Venue Information:
Birdland NYC
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036
http://birdlandjazz.com/