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James Brandon Lewis

Days Of FreeMan

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James Brandon Lewis - Days of FreeMan
Days of FreeMan - Jamaaladeen Tacuma talks with James Brandon Lewis
James Brandon Lewis & Aruan Ortiz - Justice is Compassion / Arts for Art - Jan 9 2018
1 Foreword
2 Brother 1976
3 Of Dark Matter
4 Black Ark
5 Break I
6 Days of FreeMan
7 Bird of Folk Cries
8 Break II
9 Wilson
10 Lament for JLew
11 Break III
12 Bamako Love
13 Boom Bap Bop
14 Steelo
15 Break IV
16 Able Souls Dig Planets
17 Speaking from Jupiter
18 Unarmed with a Mic
19 Epilogue (Brother 1976)
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Visionary composer and tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis's bravest, yet most palpable artistic feat,  opens with a poignant and profound introductory monologue from a maternal sage. She says: "The best thing of living is living who you are. You can't be somebody else; you gotta be what God gave you to be and who you are. You look in the mirror and see yourself and say ‘I'm James Brandon Lewis."' Next, bass and drums congeal around the sapphire melodic motif of "Brother 1976," recalling one of those jazzy jewel-like hooks from a 1990s Native Tongue hip-hop jam. The effect is like 1990s hip-hop's fascination with jazz being spit back by a prodigious jazz innovator. Welcome to Days Of FreeMan (OKeh).

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