Prismatic, Juno-nominee Jim Head's newest release, draws inspiration from the vibrant energy and richly creative music of New York City. The album features guitarist/composer Jim Head alongside some of Canada's most acclaimed jazz artists, including Kelly Jefferson on tenor saxophone, pianist Chris Andrew, bassist Rémi-Jean LeBlanc, and drummer Dave Laing.
Prismatic showcases Head's richly detailed, lush, unpredictable, and adventurously melodic compositions. While building on influences like masters Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, and contemporaries such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aaron Parks, and Melissa Aldana, Head has forged a style and sound that is contemporary and distinctly personal.
Highlights include the driving opening track, The Stone; the soulful, powerful Dawnstruck; and Head's tribute to the L Train and the New York Subway experience, Showtime. Deep cuts include the atmospheric open landscape of Potter’s Wheel (inspired by an improvisation by saxophonist Chris Potter), the swinging Prismatic, and Jim’s lament to our times, State of the Nation.
On sale Oct 24
Jim Head - Guitar, Composer
Kelly Jefferson - Tenor Saxophone
Chris Andrew - Piano & Rhodes
Rémi-Jean LeBlanc - Bass
Dave Laing - Drums
Produced by Paul Johnston
Recorded at OCL Studios, September 1 & 2, 2021