Greetings’ jazz aficionados, I’m back with an intricate canvas of what’s –cool– and maybe not so –cool– from a optimistic perspective we don’t usually find in the diet of the chromatic pop music culture. The origin of new music featured each week encompasses various branches of jazz, which exudes a wealth of complex and distinctive styles, insinuating textures, immaculate melodies, and relentless rhythms exalted by the definitive voices of creative artists serves up sounds to quench our immutable thirst for quality music.
The Mark Lomax Trio -||- The State of Black America – [Inarhyme Records, LLC, 2010]
In 1998 The Mark Lomax Trio first burst on the American jazz scene as ‘Blacklist’ a group led by then 19 year old composer and percussionist Mark Lomax and featured composer and tenor saxophonist Edwin Bayard in the front line. Through the years the group has gained national recognition for its recordings and tours with trumpeter and former Columbia recording artist Marlon Jordan, and most recently tenor saxophone legend Azar Lawrence! But as time passed the band has undergone several personnel changes, and due to the economics of jazz in America almost ceased to exist. !That is, until Mark scheduled a recording session to which only Bayard and the newest member of the band, bassist and composer Dean Hullett, could attend. !The results, which reinvigorated the road worn trio, gave birth to The Mark Lomax Trio and the upcoming releases “The State of Black America,” and “Ornette’s Theory.” Continue reading