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Saxophonist Patrick Brennan Interviewed at All About Jazz

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Since moving to New York City in 1975, one-time bassist/painter Patrick Brennan has crafted a musical path that is open in its candor and indebtedness to all facets of black music. Much like trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, the alto saxophonist brews a thicket of his own distinct musical language that “unlike much contemporaneous vanguard music is built specifically upon the potentialities of swinging and polyrhythm."

For the astute lay person this means moving the expressive expansiveness of trap playing and the drum choir into “the foreground of an entire orchestra's intelligence."

But none of this captures Brennan's subtle humor and wit.

Ludwig van Trikt spoke with Brennan at length, about growing up in Detroit, his growing discography, and his musical manifesto.

Check out Patrick Brennan: Rhythms of Passion, today at All About Jazz!

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