With his eclectic writing style and highly developed approach to the guitar, Los Angeles native Brent Canter comes to the modern jazz scene with a sense of purpose. On Urgency of Now, his Posi-Tone Records debut, Canter presents a program of original music which draws on jazz, indie rock and pop while seeking to redefine the sound of the organ trio format for a new generation of listeners. At twenty five years old Canter creates music that is at once accessible and always pushing the boundaries of this classic group format.
As a New York City transplant Canter has developed his sound with his working trio featuring organist Adam Klipple and drummer Jordan Perlson. Urgency of Now sees Canter’s trio joined by acclaimed saxophonist Seamus Blake and features Pat Bianchi, another of today’s most notable organists. The recording consists entirely of the original material which Canter has developed through his many performances in New York City venues including Smalls, 55 Bar, Nublu and Iridium and which earned him the 2011 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award.
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