With a sweeping collection of new music, acclaimed trumpeter/composer Charlie Porter gathers a dynamic group of forward-looking musicians to celebrate America’s rich immigrant history.
In a time when the policy has become a heart-wrenching polarizing topic, Porter felt compelled to reclaim the uniting power of the word “immigrant” through art, knowing its healing capacity can be great when crafted with intention.
The album titled “Immigration Nation” features Porter, saxophonist Nick Biello, pianist Oscar Perez, bassist David Wong, and drummer Kenneth Salters, and presents ten original compositions in two sets, “Leaving Home” & “New Beginnings.” The ensemble burns and soars while embracing many global influences that have found their way into the music, including elements from Porter’s Lebanese/Greek/Italian heritage, all while fully living in the essence and language of jazz.
Part 1: Leaving Home
1. Immigration Nation 7:45 | 2. Contradictions Within 8:41 | 3. Divergent Paths 6:01 | 4. Flight 4:46 | 5. Second Chance 6:10 | 6. The Unexpected 6:27
Part 2: New Beginnings
7. The Privileged Few 8:39 | 8. A New Vernacular 5:30 | 9. Survival of the Fittest 4:42 | 10. A Deepening Sense 7:00 | 11. Belonging 5:32 | 12. Chant 7:44
Charlie Porter – trumpet | Nick Biello – tenor saxophone | Oscar Perez – piano | David Wong – bass | Kenneth Salters – drums | Sabine Kabongo – vocals (5)
Release Date: November 15th 2019
Format: CD | Digital
Label: Origin Records
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Last modified: March 23, 2020