Taken from pianist Kris Bowers’ new album on Concord Jazz, Bowers, a Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition prize winning pianist, is probably best known to UK audiences as a member of the José James band and features on Takuya Kuroda’s Rising Son. The track above is ‘Forget-er’ featuring singer Julia Easterlin. Heroes + Misfits also features alto saxophonist Casey Benjamin (from Robert Glasper’s band The Experiment), tenor saxophonist Kenneth Whalum III, guitarist Adam Agati, bassist Burniss Earl Travis II, and drummer Jamire Williams plus as well as Easterlin guest vocal spots by José James and Chris Turner.
updated 1 April