Brandon Lewis, James - For Mahalia, With Love - 2 CDs Set

28,50 €
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For Mahalia, With Love is the highly anticipated new album from award-winning tenor saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis and his Red Lily Quintet, following the groundbreaking and top-selling Jesup Wagon. This powerful work reimagines songs made famous by the gospel icon who captivated a nation with his voice. While on Jesup Wagon Lewis used his transformative talents to shed new light on Renaissance man George Washington Carver, here the saxophonist does the same for gospel music force of nature Mahalia Jackson. And this time it's something personal, because Lewis experienced her music in his childhood, encouraged by a grandmother who received Mahalia's singing like lightning from above. This work is much more than an homage, it is "really a three-way conversation between Mahalia, my grandmother and me." The challenge was to transform these songs into jazz, into the diversity of the 21st century. century. What James and the band [ William Parker bass, Chad Taylor drums, Kirk Knuffke cornet, Chris Hoffman cello ] do with this music is wonderful.
James Brandon Lewis: tenor saxophone, arrangements
Kirk Knuffke: cornet
William Parker: bass
Chad Taylor: drums
Chris Hoffman: cello
This expanded 2-CD first edition contains an exclusive CD with the contemporaneous suite "These Are Soulful Days": JBL's first composition for Strings, performed with the Lutosławski Quartet.


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