FKAjazz is back with a new release. It is called Lineage and it is the follow up to the 2019 release Beautifully Awkward. The producer & saxophonist takes his production skills to a new level with this effort. It is also evident that the sax play will make people take notice.
“I started my career as a saxophonist. Sometimes people forget that and are surprised when I show up at Smalls [Jazz Club], performing with E.J. Strickland, Hans Glawischnig or any of the heavy hitters that I still play with on the jazz scene here & there. It’s not often that I get to do gigs like that because my main focus is producing & mixing but I still love playing the saxophone and I’ve been doing it for a long time. It’s my most cherished way of expressing myself. So after doing a few albums that are heavily vocal-based I thought, ok, now I can stretch out and have some fun on my instrument. Besides, someone has to create new music for hiphop artists to sample, right?
In “Lineage” we see just how formidable FKAjazz is as a multi-instrumentalist, performing tenor saxophone & vocoder throughout the EP. FKAjazz is joined by a solid & preternatural band, all members of his music collective Trew Culture. With Justin Swiney on drums, Noah MacNeil on piano & keyboards, and Yoshiki Yamada on electric bass, the chemistry is electrifying. Also added to the mix is their fellow collective member & hiphop artist, BD3 giving us poignant voice-overs that help tell the unscripted story that unfolds as we listen to “Lineage.”