November 29, 2023


Buzz The Music

Saxophonist’s non secular jazz hits Columbia Experimental Music Pageant

There will come a instant, then one more, on James Brandon Lewis’ reading through of “Swing Low” when he appears to be to be carrying on a discussion with himself.

The phone, from Lewis’ saxophone, resembles a velvet prayer. The reaction, also from his horn, comes in notes temporary, almost involuntary. They sound something like breath. One thing like the amen completing the prayer and powerful another.

Convert on any of Lewis’ tunes and tune into a never ever-ending conversation. The New York-dependent jazz luminary communes with loved ones record and the musical record, with the inhibitions he sheds one note at a time, and with some version of himself nonetheless staying sounded out — the James Brandon Lewis he’s becoming.