5

Tenor Saxophonist Lawrence Clark Releases Debut Album "Forward Motion"

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count
Each song has a personal connection to my being and relates to many of the personal experiences I have had so far in life.
Earlier this month, New York-based tenor saxophonist Lawrence Clark independently released his debut album entitled Forward Motion. The recording highlights Clark’s original compositions which are brought to life through a dynamic group featuring Lawrence Clark (tenor sax); Josh Evans (trumpet); Kush Abadey (drums); Rahsaan Carter (bass); and David Bryant (piano).

Originally from Camden, NJ, Lawrence Clark has been a longtime fixture within the vibrant New York jazz scene and has appeared at festivals and concerts throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He spent over a decade playing with renowned drummer Rashied Ali, and has also shared the stage with an array of highly regarded artists including Norman Simmons, Winard Harper, David Bryant, Jeremy Pelt, Orrin Evans, Azar Lawrence, Tyshawn Sorey, Eric McPherson, David Weiss, Billy Hart, Anthony Wonsey, Gene Jackson, Reggie Workman, Babatunde Lea, Dwayne Burno, Billy Drummond, and many others.

Clark feels that Forward Motion is an honest and transparent portrayal of his spiritual connection with jazz, and notes that the album is a tribute to the late quartets of John Coltrane and Miles Davis. He composed all but one of the selections featured on the recording, which he says “express a range of emotions that encompass happiness, gratitude, appreciation, self-assurance, and freedom.” In addition, he adds “each song has a personal connection to my being and relates to many of the personal experiences I have had so far in life.”

Forward Motion was recorded at Tedesco Studio’s Paramus, NJ and mixed and mastered by James Dellatacoma at Laswell’s Studio’s in West Orange, NJ; it is currently available on leading digital music services. In the coming months, Lawrence Clark and his ensemble will be performing in support of the release.

This story appears courtesy of ARE Group.
Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved.

Visit Website | Purchase

For interview requests or more information contact .

Tags

Watch

View events near New York City
Jazz Near New York City
Events Guide | Venue Guide | Get App | More...

Jazz News

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.