Monday February 29, 2016
3 New Jazz Albums by California Artists: Brian Andres, David James, Kneedelus
By: Andrew Gilbert
Where James’ album seemed to come out of nowhere, the collaboration between the great avant funk jazz combo Kneebody and Los Angeles producer and beat master Daedalus (aka Alfred Darlington) comes with a great deal of history. A digital release on Brainfeeder, the creatively charged L.A. label responsible for saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s 2015 breakout “The Epic,” “Kneedelus” is the latest and most extensive encounter between artists with ties dating back to high school (where Kneebody saxophonist Ben Wendel and Darlington first met).
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