James Brandon Lewis Trio - No Filter
“No Filter” is the debut album by James Brandon Lewis Trio and the follow up to Lewis’s critically acclaimed "Days of Freeman”.
Consisting of Luke Stewart on bass, Warren Trae Crudup III on drums, Lewis on tenor sax and featuring special guests Nicholas Ryan Gant, Anthony Pirog, and P.SO the Earth Tone King. The compositions from Lewis combined with the masterful, passionate output from all the members are brilliantly executed arrangements which translates into a raw, gritty, mind bending journey of relentless attack and frenzy intertwined with delicate laces of sensual R&B bliss.
From beginning to end it is filled with emphatic roars and a non-stop soulful resonance rooted in an auditory output, which combines elements of early 90's hip hop with a mixture of fresh, innovative ingredients that may be described as free form experimental jazz core. “No Filter” transcends genres yet still makes it accessible for everyone since it offers an invitation into a sonic landscape of truth, sincerity, and total communication between the musicians and their listeners.
A live review from JazzWise (Kevin LeGendre) from Ronnie Scott's 14th March - 'No Filter unveils a raw, rugged, uncut and uncompromising aesthetic, and that is exactly what the players deliver. The sheer hardness of their attack has the front row initially leaning back, eyebrows raised and then heads nodding in hypnosis when the full force of the music really starts to kick in.'
1. Say What
2. No Filter
3. Y'all Slept
4. Raise Up Off Me
Artist: James Brandon Lewis Trio
Label: BNS Sessions
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: BNS032LP
Released: 9 June 2017