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Don Braden - Luminosity (2015)

15-09-2015, 16:50
Music | Jazz

Don Braden - Luminosity (2015)

Artist: Don Braden
Title Of Album: Luminosity
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Creative Perspective Music
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz
Format: Mp3
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 60:03 Min
Total Size: 146 Mb


1. Luminosity (aka Frist Steps)
2. Jive Turkey (aka West Side)
3. Bud Powell (by Chick Corea)
4. Do Love Me Do
5. The Time We Shared
6. I Could Write a Book
7. Chelsea Bridge (by Billy Strayhorn)
8. Walkin' the Walk
9. A Whole New World
10. Driftin' (by Herbie Hancock)

Featuring Don on tenor sax, flute and alto flute
Dave Stryker - guitar
Kyle Koehler - Hammond organ
Cecil Brooks III - drums
plus Special Guests: Claudio Roditi on trumpet and Sherman Irby on alto sax

Saxophonist Don Braden is all about positivity and sharing the joys of jazz. His ebullient music speaks to his intelligence yet he never falls prey to the jazz-as-intellectual-exercise trap that seems to snare younger musicians and a good amount of his peers. Over the course of his previous albums, Braden's managed to create accessible music built atop the pillars of wit, honesty, swing, and heart. He does it once more on this satisfying date.
The aptly-titled Luminosity finds Braden working with his Organix Quartet, a group that features guitarist Dave Stryker and two of the saxophonist's longtime band mates—organist Kyle Koehler and drummer Cecil Brooks III. Together, these four deliver music that alternately cooks, calms, struts, and soars. There's a funky, Jaco Pastorius-inspired number ("Jive Turkey"), a Herbie Hancock classic that brings alto saxophonist Sherman Irby into the picture ("Driftin'"), a swinging nod to John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" ("Luminosity (First Steps)"), a Brazilian-inflected take on an American songbook favorite featuring guest trumpeter Claudio Roditi ("I Could Write A Book"), and a whole lot more.
Braden shows his tender side when he honors Billy Strayhorn with a solo saxophone performance ("Chelsea Bridge") and when he picks up his alto flute for an original ballad ("Do Love Me Do"), but he never dwells on it. He's just as likely to drop soulful sounds on listeners ("The Time We Shared") or go swinging through a Chick Corea number ("Bud Powell") as he is to take a balladic path. Through it all, Koehler, Brooks, and Stryker are right there with him, regardless of where he goes. All three are highly capable and classy players who deliver the goods without showboating. Brooks swings with assurance, lays down slick grooves when the music calls for it, and works with more subtle sounds when the temperature is dialed down; Koehler creates a supportive harmonic cushion, delivers stable bass lines, and proves to be an appealing soloist; and Stryker brings a certain level of directness to the music with his inimitable cut-to-the-core-of-things guitar voice. Each of those men have their own gifts to offer, but they're all on the same page here with Braden, delivering music that's optimistic, cheerful, and radiant.

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