James Brandon Lewis Trio
James Brandon Lewis: tenor saxophone, Luke Stewart: electric bass, Warren ‚Trae‘: Crudup drums
Promising New York tenor sax player with an adventurous flow. ‘A style that traverses everything and creates a lasting impression’ (JazzNu).
James Brandon Lewis has held the attention of jazz critics for several years already. His powerful, fluent style has been compared to the flow of a rapper. Another source of inspiration, alongside hip-hop, dub and gospel, is the raw jazz funk of Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time. On his most recent album No Filter he sounds ‘more fiery and fierce than ever’, according to de Volkskrant. His performance at North Sea Jazz 2016 was regarded as one of the highlights of the festival.
Presentation: Frank Jochemsen
Recording: Jurre Wieman