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For Now

Label: BlueLand Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Signs; Clarity in Time; The Miss; JJ; For Now; ‘Round Midnight; Invitation; For Whom I Imagined; The Night of Change; The Second Time; Her Smile; The Wait; Ruby, My Dear.

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Brian Landrus: For Now

Read "For Now" reviewed by Doug Hall

Low-register reed specialist and multi-instrumentalist and composer Brian Landrus confronted a difficult period in his life and used adversity to inspire a passionate declaration in song on his 2020 release For Now (BlueLand Records). He took advice from the late valve-trombonist, composer and educator Bob Brookmeyer, “book a recording session before you have the music composed--then ...

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Brian Landrus: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

«Se qualcuno ti dice che non puoi fare qualcosa, sai proprio che stai facendo qualcosa di speciale». Queste parole di Bob Brookmeyer hanno sostenuto Brian Landrus nella stesura di quest'ambizioso progetto orchestrale, che ha confermato le parole del grande trombonista e arrangiatore, ricevendo generali consensi. Tutto è iniziato nell'estate del 2014 quando Landrus ...

Generations

Label: BlueLand Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Jeru Concerto, Mvt. 1; Jeru Concerto, Interlude; Jeru Concerto, Mvt. 2; Jeru Concerto, Mvt. 3; Jeru Concerto, Mvt. 4; Orchids; The Warrior; Arrow in the Night; Arise; Human Nature; Ruby; Every Time I Dream.

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Brian Landrus: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

With Generations baritone saxophonist Brian Landrus has created an ambitious set of music for full orchestra that is based in jazz but also touches on classical music, hip hop and reggae, giving prominent position to instruments like harp and vibraphone to give his ensemble an airy, spacious sound.It all begins with the five-movement “Jeru ...

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Brian Landrus: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Brian Landrus established himself as a composer of great strength and substance, and rose to his position as one of the foremost low reed specialists on the scene, through albums like the expansive Mirage (Blueland Records, 2013) and the trio-centric The Deep Below (Blueland, Records/Palmetto Records, 2015). But even well wrought and absorbing dates like those ...

The Deep Below

Label: BlueLand Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Fly; Sophisticated Lady; The Beginning; Fields Of Zava; Giant Steps; Will She Ever Know; It Comes Together At The End; Just A Fading Memory; I'm A Fool To Want You; Orebro Treatment; Ancient; Open Water; The Age; Once Again.

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Brian Landrus Trio: The Deep Below

Read "The Deep Below" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sax baritono tra i più interessanti emersi nel decennio, Brian Landrus svela in questo disco alte doti liriche e timbriche, in undici brani di sua composizione e tre standard. La relazione con Lonnie Plaxico e Billy Hart ha mostrato le sue potenzialità nel quartetto documentato dall'album Traverse (BlueLand, 2011) ma qui l'organico senza pianoforte ...

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Brian Landrus Trio: The Deep Below

Read "The Deep Below" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

With his sixth release as a leader The Deep Below, low reedman Brian Landrus continues to explore the bottom octaves of woodwind registers with his characteristic elegance and captivating charm. What sets this album apart from its predecessors is the sparseness of its setting. Backed only by bass and drums, Landrus places his various ...

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Brian Landrus Trio: The Deep Below

Read "The Deep Below" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If this recording can't kindle a love of the low end in your cochlea then nothing can. For The Deep Below, Brian Landrus--perhaps the most significant baritone saxophonist/low reed man to emerge in recent times--put together a trio with bassist Lonnie Plaxico and drumming icon Billy Hart. Together, they explore eleven Landrus originals and three classics, ...


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