Premiere: The James Brandon Lewis Trio Rings All The Alarms With "Y'all Slept"
James Brandon Lewis Trio photographed by Kay Hickman.
It’s not everyday one hears something as powerful as what we’ve been presented to hear. Thankfully, we are blessed with some new heat rock from the internationally renowned jazz saxophonist and composer, James Brandon Lewis. Following two critically acclaimed albums, the James Brandon Lewis Trio returns with another inventive song in the form of “Y’all Slept,” which features the lyrical prowess of P.SO the Earth Tone King. For those just getting familiar with the hard-hitting, jazz-inspired group, the trio consists of Luke Stewart (bass), Warren G. Crudup III (drums) and, of course, James Brandon Lewis (saxophone).
Combining elements of down home jazz, early ’90s hip-hop and imaginative riffs, “Y’all Slept” serves as an alarm clock notice to those who continue to snooze on this trio who has garnered great reviews from places like The New York Times. With P.SO the Earth Tone King playing clean-up to James Brandon Lewis’ home run hitting style, “Y’all Slept” is a fresh, dynamic and energetic cut to lead off the trio’s upcoming album, No Filter, which is set for release on October 28th via BNS Sessions.
“Every track undoubtedly and uncompromisingly brings hard hitting, smack-you-in-the-face beats and rhymes to life,” JBL shared in a press release. The six-track LP features guest performances by Nicholas Ryan Gant, Anthony Pirog and the aforementioned P.SO the Earth Tone King. Listen below as “Y’all Slept” continues to build on the trios journey of free-form experimental jazz, pre-order No Filter by clicking here and get your tickets as the James Brandon Lewis Trio heads your way in the next few months.
September 23: Philadelphia Celebrates Coltrane — Philadelphia, PA
September 25: Bowery Poetry Club — New York, NY
October 2: 6BC Garden — New York, NY
October 28: The Community Church of New York — New York, NY
November 8: Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona — Barcelona, Spain
March 8: Paradox — Tilburg, Netherlands
March 9: Bimhuis — Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 11: Lantaren Venster — Rotterdam, Netherlands