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LesGo! (Devin Daniels)
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LesGo!

Devin Daniels

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Hailing from the vibrant Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, CA, alto saxophonist Devin Daniels stands out as one of the most unique and versatile voices to emerge from LA’s rapidly evolving creative music landscape. Recorded live at LA’s westside jazz club, Sam First, LesGo! captures the live, unadulterated energy from five exceptionally gifted LA-based musicians– trumpeter Julien Knowles, pianist Chris Fishman, bassist Jermaine Paul and drummer Benjamin Ring. With an impressive list of collective performance credits that include Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Billy Childs and Pat Metheny, it goes without saying that these incredibly talented musicians represent a very important branch of LA’s evolving music scene.

Hi-res digital download available now

Autographed test press available now

Standard Vinyl LP ships August 9, 2024

Credits

Devin Daniels alto saxophone
Julien Knowles trumpet
Chris Fishman piano
Jermaine Paul basses
Benjamin Ring drums

David Robaire Producer, Assistant Engineer
Paul Solomon Executive Producer, Cover Photograph
Nick Calapine Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer
Bernie Grundman Lacquer Cutting
Nate Chinen Liner Notes
Jessica Fleischmann with Lauren Leung Cramer/Still Room Design

Recorded on February 16 and 17, 2024 at Sam First.

Vinyl manufactured in the USA at Furnace Record Pressing in Alexandria, VA.

The Artist

Would it be fair to call LesGo! a harbinger of a new West Coast sound? It’s complicated. “I always tell people I'm trying to bring that toxic New York swing energy to L.A.,” Daniels says, laughing. “I really want to do that, you know, bad as it is.” What isn’t too complicated is the ambition that radiates off this bandstand, like a set of afterburners. That, and a spirit of consuming devotion. “All of us just love this so much,” Daniels says of the music, direct and earnest. “You know, we would kind of die for this.”
- Nate Chinen (from the LesGo! liner notes)
A recent graduate of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Studies, Inglewood-native Devin Daniels is one of the most unique and exciting voices in LA's thriving the modern jazz scene. African American Alto Saxophonist Devin Daniels has performed in many different configurations of bands in the jazz idiom since 2010. Hailing from Inglewood, California, Daniels started playing saxophone in the Just Lovin’ Music Studios program, led by pianist Michelle Love. This program is a free program designed to give students of color a chance to rent out and learn a new instrument. Daniels has worked to become one of the newest and most exciting voices in the modern jazz scene. He has studied with some of the leading educators/players in America including Keisha Potter, Rusty Higgins, Josh Johnson, Shannon LeClaire, and George Garzone. He landed a finalist spot in the YoungArts competition which choses six students in the United States. Devin was accepted into the Berklee College of Music as a Presidential Scholar. He graduated with a B.M. in Professional Music and is now pursuing his master’s degree at the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA. Between those years at Berklee and UCLA, he has been blessed with the opportunity to study abroad in Basel, Switzerland taking part in the Focus Year program which is similar to the Hancock Institute. In his first year at Berklee, Daniels took up producing electronic music in his downtime and since then has released an album on the Los Angeles-based record label, Leaving Records, joining a catalog with the likes of Knxwledge, Keifer, and Carlos Nino. A quote that praises this album reads, “…is fusion at its finest, beat music and jazz moving forward in lockstep.” Daniels has released content on the up-and-coming label, Preference records, as well as his first jazz trio album. He has been greatly honored to share the stage with artists such as Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Carlos Nino, and Jamael Dean; appeared on numerous album recordings with artists such as the Pan African People’s Arkestra, Jamael Dean, Diego Gaeta; and with appearances on labels such as Stones Throw Records, Orenda Records, and Neuklang Records.
Devin Daniels

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