Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band return to Blue Note Records for the release of LANDMARKS, the stunning fourth album from the remarkable collective which is led by acclaimed drummer and composer Brian Blade. LANDMARKS - which is being released in cooperation with the Shreveport, Louisiana based label Mid-City Records - will be given an exclusive early release on vinyl. LANDMARKS was co-produced by Brian and his longtime pianist and collaborator Jon Cowherd, who refract their myriad stylistic influences into their own musical poetry, with an ear to the individualistic styles of Myron Walden (alto saxophone, bass clarinet), Melvin Butler (soprano and tenor saxophone) and Chris Thomas (bass). for the recording of LANDMARKS, Marvin Sewell and Jeff Parker are featured on guitars. Excepting the guitarists, the Fellowship Band has remained a unit since their eponymous 1998 debut and it's 2000 follow-up, PERCEPTUAL, both on Blue Note. That fact can be heard in the cohesion and exploratory spirit of their collective and individual interpretations, orchestrated and propelled by the leader's in-the-moment beats and textures.
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