Transcendence re-draws a jazz landscape with music that celebrates the human spirit with warmth, integrity and hope. The latest recording, Work Songs, samples the unknown labourer, the jailhouse, the coal miner, gandy dancer, and stonemason. The album resonates with echoes of protest and rhythms of a call to freedom - and the live performance is set against a stunning and mesmerising visual backdrop
Drummer Jaimeo Brown’s trio is the product of long-time collaboration between Brown and co-producer/guitarist Chris Sholar (who won a Grammy for his work on Kanye West and Jay-Z’sWatch the Throne). Both emerging from a generation that appreciates the jazz in hip hop, the duo have collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Q-Tip, Geri Allen , Bobby Hutcherson, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Robert Glasper, and D’Angelo. The brilliant saxophonist Jaleel Shaw adds a passionate solo voice to music that is sung with fire, healed with love, and immersed in the echoes of protest and the universal beat of freedom and solidarity; at once ancient and modern.