GEORGE,KAZEMDE <br/> <small>IN INSIST </small>

GEORGE,KAZEMDE
IN INSIST

GREEN LEAF RECORDS

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UPC: 186980000879
Label: GREEN LEAF RECORDS
Format: CD
Release Date: October 22, 2021
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1. Things Line Up
2. Coasts
3. Balance
4. Skylight
5. Haiti
6. I Insist
7. Happy Birthday
8. Parkside
9. This Spring
10. Understanding


 

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Making his auspicious debut as a leader, Brooklyn-based tenor saxophonist, composer and educator Kazemde George is proud to present I Insist, a vibrant collection of original music with a stellar band featuring Sami Stevens (vocals), Isaac Wilson (Wurlitzer, piano), Tyrone Allen II (bass) and Adam Arruda (drums). Both in his fluid improvised solo flights and his expressive writing, George exhibits a gift for streamlined, emotionally direct melodies, articulated with a warm tone and a certain guiding restraint. The title I Insist, however, is meant to be assertive. It is at once a shout-out to Max Roach's landmark 1960 protest album We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, and a statement of George's own determined disposition, not to mention an acknowledgement of our turbulent times and the role of artists in building awareness. The music is unapologetically swinging and fully engaged, whether simmering on a low flame or reaching climactic heights of intensity.


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