Winner of Jazz Innovation of the Year at Jazz FM Awards 2017
“What makes Transcendence’s music so literally transcendent is how they build new sonic textures on top of these historic audio samples, effectively linking our present with our past. When the two things come together, their audio collages arrive at a sound that’s incredibly forward-thinking and fresh.” – VICE
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Jaimeo Brown Transcendence – Work Songs (album)
Transcendence re-draws a jazz landscape with music that celebrates the human spirit with warmth, integrity and hope.
Combining historic audio samples with contemporary sonic textures, the latest recording, Work Songs, samples the unknown labourer, the jailhouse, the coal miner, gandy dancer (railway worker), and stonemason, resonating with echoes of protest and a call to freedom
With live performances set against a stunning, mesmerising visual backdrop, drummer Jaimeo Brown’s trio is the product of long-time collaboration between Brown and co-producer/ guitarist Chris Sholar (who won a Grammy for his work on Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne).
Both emerging from a generation that appreciates the jazz in hip hop, the duo have collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Q-Tip, Geri Allen, Bobby Hutcherson, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Robert Glasper, and D’Angelo.
Completing the trio is saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, who adds a passionate solo voice to music that is sung with fire, healed with love, and immersed in the echoes of protest, freedom and solidarity; at once ancient and modern.
Says Jaimeo: “The album illuminates music that has been tied to great struggle, perseverance, ingenuity, and courage. From Mississippi to Yamagata, Japan, work songs have been a way that humans have been able to transcend the overwhelming hardships of life.”
Winner of Jazz FM’s Jazz Innovation Of The Year Award 2017, Jaimeo Brown Transcendence make a rare UK appearance at The Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham, on Monday 13 November 2017. For tickets and more information, see: www.thsh.co.uk
Monday 13 November 2017
Jaimeo Brown Transcendence
Hare and Hounds, 106 High St, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7LD
Artist website: www.jaimeobrown.com
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