Got a Light?
Amanecer; Got a Light?; Her New Wings; About Climbing Mountains; Mais Um; Suspirito; Gift Shop; The Pepper Drinker; The Tightrope Walker
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Jeremy Ledbetter; Rich Brown; Larnell Lewis; Eliana Cuevas; Reimundo Sosa
The Jeremy Ledbetter Trio’s debut album, “Got a Light?”, is a controlled explosion of big musical ideas, stylistic variety, vivid colours, and compelling musical storytelling. This new project showcases three Canadian virtuosos – pianist and bandleader Jeremy Ledbetter (CaneFire), drummer Larnell Lewis of Snarky Puppy fame, and bassist Rich Brown (rinsethealgorithm, Steve Coleman, Dapp Theory) – at the absolute top of their game. Forged in an interstellar collision of contemporary jazz and world music, Ledbetter’s compositions form a style that is truly organic and uniquely his own. “Working in the trio format with musicians like Larnell and Rich really inspired me to work without a net, compositionally,” says Ledbetter. “This album is about painting pictures and creating a cinematic atmosphere. It’s a contemporary jazz album that’s telling stories I hope everyone will be able to understand and relate to.” Eight of the songs are Ledbetter’s original compositions, plus a cover of “Gift Shop” by The Tragically Hip as a tribute to the great Gord Downie, recorded a week after his passing. Venezuelan world-jazz diva Eliana Cuevas makes a guest appearance on “Her New Wings”, and the exquisite “Suspirito” features a duet between Ledbetter’s piano and Reimundo Sosa on Afro-Cuban batá drums.