Reasons to be cheerful part 3 looking ahead to 2023 - ace James Brandon Lewis Eye of I tracks to savour

REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL: ONE, what a moving version of the Donny Hathaway classic 'Someday We'll All Be Free' (Extension of a Man, Atco, 1973) from free-jazz tenor titan James Brandon Lewis the track featuring cornetist Kirk Knuffke. TWO, The …

Published: 30 Nov 2022. Updated: 2 months.

REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL:

ONE, what a moving version of the Donny Hathaway classic 'Someday We'll All Be Free' (Extension of a Man, Atco, 1973) from free-jazz tenor titan James Brandon Lewis the track featuring cornetist Kirk Knuffke.

TWO, The serene ache of 'The Blues Still Blossoms' so open in the setting and a feeling so free is fresh as a daisy.

THREE, the jaw dropping rock-out of 'Fear Not' is a bolt from the blue.

Drawn from Eye of I out on Anti in February 2023 - an album that also includes The Messthetics (guitarist Anthony Pirog, Fugazi's Joe Lally and Brendan Canty and Shahzad Ismaily on Moog synthesizer).

John Coltrane's soprano, Adie Celentano

Beuno Colino

Reasons to be cheerful, part three

(Ian Dury/Chaz Jankel/Davey Payne -1979)

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