James Brandon Lewis trio
James Brandon Lewis Trio with special guests Nicholas Ryan Gant, Anthony Pirog, and P.SO the Earth Tone King drop "No Filter." is the follow up to critically acclaimed Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis's "Days of Freeman." It is a raw and gritty, mind bending journey of relentless attack and frenzy intertwined with delicate laces of sensual R&B bliss. Like a lion being shot out of a cannon, "No Filter" is filled with emphatic roars and a non-stop soulful resonance rooted in an auditory output, which combines elements of early 90's hip hop with a mixture of fresh, innovative ingredients that may be described as free form experimental jazz core.
Luke Stewart on Bass
Warren Trae Crudup III - Drums
Acclaimed saxophonist & composer James Brandon Lewis has been described by the New York Times as "a jazz saxophonist in his 30s, raw-toned but measured, doesn’t sound steeped in current jazz-academy values and isn’t really coming from a free-improvising perspective. There’s an independence about him."
Lewis has been endorsed by Jazz legend Saxophonist Sonny Rollins, who invited him in a tribute concert honoring the Jazz Legend, sharing the stage with Jimmy Heath, Ravi Coltrane, James Carter and many others.
To date James Brandon Lewis has released 4 albums. He has shared the stage, and recorded with amazing musicians such as William Parker, Hamid Drake, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Joe Lovano, Gerald Cleaver, Dave Douglas, Weather report Alum Alphonso Johnson, and many others.
James is deep in an intrepid artistic continuum that explores identity and spirituality through challenging and awe-inspiring concepts and epiphanic playing that melds formalistic technique, bold exploration, and strains of gospel and blues.