Friday, September 16, 2016

USA: Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow ((2016)

Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow 
Saxophonist Shawn Maxwell's musicianship has been lauded by fellow musicians and critics alike as he's become one the preeminent performers in Chicago jazz. With several recordings featuring his quartet or his sonically expanded 'Alliance,' Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow adds the singular trumpet voices of three of Chicago's finest - Victor Garcia, Chad McCullough, Corey Wilkes - to his working quartet for a set of 9 modern, electric originals with 5 short interludes. Focusing on composition as much as improvisation, the quintets reveal stunning melodies hidden within complex time signatures, textures and grooves.