Saxophonist Logan Richardson will release his latest full-length studio recording this week.
Logan Richardson will release Shift, his latest full-length studio recording this week. The album is Richardson’s first for Blue Note Records and his third overall full-length studio recording. It comes a little more than six years after his most recent album, 2008’s Ethos. That album was released via Inner Circle Music. Richardson brought enlisted one of the biggest names in the jazz industry today for the record in guitarist Pat Metheny for the record. In discussing joining Richardson for Shift Metheny noted Richardson’s talent and his overall vision that impressed him most about working with him. “While he is unquestionably one of the best new alto players to emerge of his generation, it is his overall artistic vision that impresses the most,” he said. Also on board for the project are pianist Jason Moran, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Nasheet Waits.
Shift will be available in stores and online this Friday, February 26th. It can be pre-ordered online now via Amazon and iTunes. It boasts ten original compositions from Richardson and a cover of Bruno Mars’ ‘Locked Out Of Heaven.’ Audiences that pre-order the album now will get the album’s lead track ‘Mind Free’ immediately. The song is also streaming in full online now via YouTube and other streaming services. Audiences can also check out the album’s trailer online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbieGieGfGk&feature=youtu.be.
Richardson will tour in support of Shift beginning March 12th in Vincennes, France. His current tour takes him to a handful of venues throughout Europe in March and April. There is also a planned date in New York, NY on May 20th at Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club. All of the latest updates on Richardson’s tour is available online now along with all of his latest news and more at:
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