+ Dave Liebman, Bradley Christopher Jones, Hamid Drake
On the transcendent new album Hidden Corners, visionary keyboardist, producer and composer Jamie Saft embarks on a spiritual journey along the searching path unveiled by such iconic forebears as John and Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, and Albert Ayler. Inspired by concepts from Jewish mysticism, the album features an outstanding quartet of deeply exploratory musicians: Saft, longtime collaborator Bradley Jones on bass, the wide-ranging drummer/percussion master Hamid Drake, and legendary saxophonist David Liebman.
Hidden Corners is the latest manifestation of Saft’s ceaselessly adventurous musical spirit, one that has allowed him to veer across genres with a staggering list of collaborators– a list that includes John Zorn, Beastie Boys, Bad Brains, John Adams, Iggy Pop, Donovan, and The B-52s. This new quartet focuses his intrepid imagination on the realm of the cosmic and consciousness, with results that are mind-expanding as well as sonically exhilarating.
“Hamid Drake, Brad Jones, and Dave Liebman are each masters of conjuring mystical states through music,” Saft enthuses. “The re-arrangement of notes, tones, sounds, textures, timbres – each musician here has the power to transport the listener to higher realms through the music.” (RareNoiseRecords)
»Gemeinsam mit drei hochkarätigen Mitstreitern wandelt Jamie Saft grandios auf den Spuren von Coltrane, Ayler und Sanders. Große Emotionen von spiritueller Luzidität.« (›Empfehlung des Monats‹ in Fono Forum, September 2019)
»Jamie Safts Projekte sind durch die Bank feine Delikatessen. Abenteuerlustig, verblüffend, frech, provokant, emphatisch, stets geschmackvoll und nie populistisch oder gar beliebig.« (Jazz thing, September / Oktober 2019)