Friday, November 11, 2016

USA: Donny McCaslin- Beyond Now(2016)

Beyond Now 

The leader of 'David Bowie's Last Band' releases an album inspired by and dedicated to the legendary alt-pop innovator.
Deeply influenced by his extraordinary experience collaborating with David Bowie on his final release, 'Blackstar', Donny McCaslin steps forward with BEYOND NOW, a heartfelt dedication to the Starman. Along with David Bowie's Last Band (Jason Lindner, Mark Guiliana, Tim Lefebvre and Donny himself), Donny reimagines two Bowie tracks (as well as tracks by Deadmau5 and MUTEMATH) alongside powerful originals, displaying the rich musicality and innovation that originally led to him joining forces with one of the most creative artists of all time.
'Donny McCaslin was David Bowie's 'David Bowie'...For what he no doubt knew would be his final album, 'Blackstar', Bowie made one of his most astute choices of collaborators: Donny McCaslin, the leader of a well-respected New York jazz group with a subtly retro art-rock feeling...' --The Nation

w/ Jason Lindner, Tim Lefebvre, Mark Guiliana
Produced by David Binney

"After helping David Bowie realize his harrowing final statement Blackstar, saxophonist Donny McCaslin offers a bracing record with [originals],
two Bowie tunes and a pair of covers of electronic acts." 
- Pitchfork