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Uptown Jazz Tentet - What's Next - Release Date: October 1st Featuring Brandon Lee, Adam Birnbaum & More!

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What's Next is an album about optimism and artistic beauty in the face of adversity...we don't view What's Next as a question, but as a message of hope. —Brandon Lee
Uptown Jazz Tentet
Uptown Jazz Tentet
What's Next
Release Date: October 1st

Featuring Brandon Lee, Willie Applewhite and James Burton III

Ten-Piece Powerhouse!

The Uptown Jazz Tentet is a ten-piece ensemble collectively led by trumpeter, Brandon Lee and trombonists Willie Applewhite and James Burton. The other seven members are the most reputable sidemen on the jazz scene today. The band attributes it's distinct sound to not only the musical prowess of its members, but also to the priceless value of years of friendship. What's Next (Irabbagast Records), the UJT's second undertaking, provides an ever-advancing examination of orchestration, blend and groove in the wake of a rapidly shifting social and artistic landscape. Grounded in tradition and filtered through the lens of sophisticated modernism, it features a unique blend of original compositions and reimagined jazz classics. The album displays a depth of range, spanning fiery bebop, tender waltzes, swinging blues, and a touch of the avant-garde.

“What's Next is an album about optimism and artistic beauty in the face of adversity," say the leaders of the UJT. “We believe that progress depends on optimism, and optimism will always lead to joy. It's that feeling of joy that we brought to this album, and a desire to leave with the listener. As a result, we don't view What's Next as a question, but as a message of hope."

Uptown Jazz Tentet

Brandon Lee: trumpet
Willie Applewhite: trombone
James Burton III: trombone
Tatum Greenblatt: trumpet
Andrew Gutauskas: alto saxophone
Jon Irabagon: tenor saxophone
Carl Maraghi: bari saxophone
Adam Birnbaum: piano
Clovis Nicolas: bass
Aaron Kimmel: drums

Track Listing

1. Uptown Bass Hit 3:58
2. What's Next 7:33
3. SKJ 5:55
4. Change 6:42
5. Bramblin' 5:41
6. Pursue 5:22
7. Mance's Dance 7:00
8. Infant Eyes 7:02
9. In a Sentimental Mood 4:30
10. Voyage 6:20

Distribution

CD Baby, Amazon.com, Google Play, UptownJazzTentet.com/store

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