Oh hell yes, there’s new music from Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band


Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band have a new album coming out soon.  Body and Shadow is releasing November 10th on Blue Note Records.  Recorded at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island, their fifth album marks twenty years together for the band.  Previous recordings often vacillated between expressions of fiery intensity and sublime melodicism.  Their newest winds up tight those two qualities, and the result is a fireplace warmth that inspires cinematic imagery, moody contemplation and the occasional jolt of electricity.  Speaking as someone who is a huge fan of this ensemble, this album is leaving me very happy.

Here’s a preview of what’s to come.  “Broken Leg Days” is the album’s final track.

Your album personnel:  Brian Blade (drums), Jon Cowherd (piano, harmonium, mellotron), Chris Thomas (bass), Myron Walden (alto sax, bass clarinet), Melvin Butler (tenor sax), Dave Devine (guitar).

Pre-order on Amazon.

Here’s a link to additional listening & purchase platforms.