Lonnie Plaxico

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Savant CD 2019
Lonnie Plaxico

One of the most satisfying aspects of collecting jazz recordings is to watch and monitor a musician's artistic evolution. Starting out as one of the most exciting, cutting-edge bass players in jazz, Lonnie Plaxico has morphed into a profound musical thinker as is evidenced on this recording, his first for the Savant label. Respected in the industry Lonnie has collaborated with Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Steve Coleman, Jack DeJohnette and others. His multidirectional talent has attracted the likes of Grammy-Winning Cassandra Wilson, who has entrusted Lonnie with the responsibility of being her music director. For this challenging debut recording, Lonnie has surrounded himself with the elite of the New York jazz scene: saxophonist Don Braden, pianist Eric Lewis (winner of the prestigious 1999 Thelonious Monk Piano Competition), trumpeter Ralph Alessi, Blue Note keyboardist Jason Moran and others. This is eloquent, non-compromising music played with virtuosity and take-no-prisoners enthusiasm. The gauntlet has been thrown...accept the challenge.

Lonnie Plaxico- acoustic & electric basses; Don Braden- tenor & soprano saxophones; Tim Hegarty- tenor saxophone; Ralph Alessi- trumpet; Larry Lunetta- trumpet; Eric Lewis- acoustic & electric pianos/organ; Jason Moran- acoustic piano; Haruko Nara- synthesisers; Lionel Cordew- drums; Jeffrey Haynes- percussion

Tracks: The Mahayana- Interlude; Transformation; Delusion; Emergence; Paramita- Interlude; Libertarian; Changing Lines; Emancipation; Red Light District; Sokomi- Interlude; Equilibrium; 2 Bass- Interlude; Inner Voice; Kalomo- Interlude; Matrix; Oji- Interlude.




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