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Casting For Gravity

by Donny McCaslin

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Steve Lawson
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Steve Lawson Wow, what an extraordinary record. The rhythm section are endlessly inspiring, the compositions always exciting and the improvs interacting at the highest level. Going to be playing this a LOT over the coming months. Favorite track: Tension.
Glen
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Glen The future of Jazz in New York, now. Favorite track: Says Who.
Dee Ethier
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Dee Ethier Intense, proggy, sax-driven fusion. Insanely groovy stuff, with a smattering of some wicked textures. Found in Pascal P.'s collection, merci beaucoup! Favorite track: Alpha and Omega.
Erik Teichmann
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Erik Teichmann This is sick nasty! Some of my favorite players combined with Donny's great tunes.
Sasha Brown
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Sasha Brown They're the band on David Bowie's Blackstar. That's all you need to know. Favorite track: Stadium Jazz.
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*** Donny's solo on "Stadium Jazz" was nominated in the 2014 Grammy's for Best Improvised Jazz Solo***

*** Purchasers of the full album receive bonus download of the "Casting For Gravity" Remix by David Binney ***

Acclaimed saxophonist Donny McCaslin takes a bold leap forward with his tenth album as a leader. McCaslin's gargantuan tenor sound finds an ideal setting to rampage through the ferocious grooves and electronic textures of keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Tim Lefebvre, and drummer Mark Guiliana. Couching his trademark gift from brawny melodies in lurching dub rhythms, swirling electronica-inspired atmospheres, and arena-rock power, McCaslin has crafted a game-changer of an album, fusing a wealth of forward-looking influences into one wholly new modern jazz sound.

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released October 2, 2012

Personnel:
Donny McCaslin, tenor saxophone
Jason Lindner, electric & acoustic pianos, synthesizers
Tim Lefebvre, electric bass
Mark Guiliana, drums
David Binney, vocals & additional synthesizers

Produced by David Binney
Executive Produced by Dave Douglas

Recorded May 2012 at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY
Recordeed and mixed by Mike Marciano
Mastered by Nate Wood at Kerseboom Mastering

Art & Design by Howie Shia at PPF House

Sheet music is available for eight McCaslin originals on this album. Download the lead sheets as PDFs here: bit.ly/SM_CastingForGravity

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Donny McCaslin New York, New York

As the bandleader on David Bowie's final album Blackstar, saxophonist Donny McCaslin collaborated with the Starman to carry forward his penchant for reinvention. With his upcoming studio album 'Blow.' — a daring fusion of vibrant electronica, and bombastic art-rock due this fall — McCaslin applied that mindset to his own work, pushing his music in a bold new direction. ... more

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