ANFTD #42: James Brandon Lewis
Dave sat down with tenor saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis in April of 2017 in Bergamo, Italy.
James has received accolades from cultural tastemakers such as Ebony Magazine, who hailed him as one of the “7 Young Players to Watch” in 2013. Lewis has shared stages with icons such as Benny Golson, Geri Allen, and Dorinda Clark Cole as well as Ken Filiano, Darius Jones, and Jason Hwang, William Parker and Hamiet Bluiett. Lewis attended Howard University and holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.
Music heard in this episode:
Reflection – Moments (2010) with Neil Kogan, guitar; Robert Holliday, piano; Ben Shepherd, bass; John Shebalin, drums & percussion.
Break III – Days of FreeMan (2015) with Jamaladeen Tacuma, bass; Rudy Royston, drums; Hprizm, sound design / beats;
Lament for JLew – Days of FreeMan (2015)
Desensitized – Divine Travels (2014) with William Parker, bass and Gerald Cleaver, drums.
Wading Child in the Motherless Water – Divine Travels (2014)
Raise Up Off Me – No Filter (2017) with Luke Stewart, bass; Warren G Crudup III, drums.
Say What – No Filter (2017)