November 13, 2019 19:30
The Thomas Sayers Ellis Poetry / James Brandon Lewis Saxophone Duo is an exchange between two artists who took a detour to discover their debt and kinship to living and passed ancestry. The duo’s vibe is full of the accidents and aims of the breathing as it comes in contact with (not follows) the motion of The All. It is their continuous effort to evaporate, creatively, all of the false boundaries that have been inserted into Tradition. This duo does not attempt to pick up where they left off, pre Heroes Are Gang Leaders, This duo is Now, is the complete present and already after-beyond tomorrow!
Since, its official founding in 2014, the Ellis / Lewis led free jazz literary troupe has released four CDs: “The Avant-Age Garde I AMs of the Gal Luxury” (2015) / dedicated to Bob Kaufman; “Highest Engines Near / Near Higher Engineers” (2016) / Dedicated to Gwendolyn Brooks; “Flukum” (2016) / Dedicated to Etheridge Knight and “The Amiri Baraka Sessions” (2019). A new project, “Artificial Happiness Button,” is forthcoming in March 2020.