Revered jazz saxophonist James Brandon Lewis has shared new song ‘Send Seraphic Beings’.
The composer’s new album ‘Eye Of I’ is out on February 3rd, with liner notes from Thurston Moore. A hugely influential musician, the incoming LP stands out even amongst the depths of Lewis’ own catalogue.
Opting to composer on piano following a conversation with Henry Threadgill – a composer and fellow saxophonist – the results contain a character of their own. “He got me thinking about foreground, middle ground and background, like in a scene from a movie,” Lewis comments.
New song ‘Send Seraphic Beings’ thrives on limitless creativity, with James Brandon Lewis seeming to demolish the lines between the composition and his sub-conscious. Of his methods, he says…
“I don’t write any chords on my music. There are more colours available when things are open. I think that’s why my music has a certain lift to it, because I’m encouraging the other musicians to explore and bring out the harmonies that resonate for them.”
Online now, ‘Send Seraphic Beings’ is accompanied by a full live session.
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