James Brandon Lewis Red Lily Quintet: Jesup Wagon (Tao Forms)

The innate cry of James Brandon Lewis’ tenor saxophone is the primal force that drives his splendid sixth album, Jesup Wagon, a reverently crafted homage to Black renaissance man Dr. George Washington Carver. Lewis’ cry traces back to slave songs and early country blues, with a more direct linkage to the groundbreaking tenor work of

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