Donny McCaslin

Jazz
© Jimmy Fontaine
© Jimmy Fontaine

David Bowie’s death in 2016 marked the end of an era in pop. But for Donny McCaslin, Bowie’s final album Blackstar was a new step in his career – the saxophonist, who until that point had only made a name for himself in jazz circles, was largely responsible for the sound of that album. The native of California thus finally became a big name in an experimental scene with few boundaries. Rock and electronic sounds characterize McCaslin’s albums under his own name, but the son of a vibraphone player never forgot his jazz roots. When the saxophonist improvises with his friends from the Bowie band, keyboard player Jason Linder and bass player Tim Lefebvre with drummer Nate Wood, anything is possible: strong synth and percussion onslaughts, but also powerful post-bop. David Bowie would give it the thumbs up. And shout: “Let’s dance”.

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Donny McCaslin

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