Release Date - 07/04/23
Brandee Younger release her second album on Impulse! Records, Brand New Life. Younger is quite often noted for standing on the shoulders of the very women who ushered in the harp as a clear and distinct voice in jazz: Dorothy Ashby. This record is an amalgamation of original pieces from Brandee and select reinterpretations of Ashby’s work. Brandee Younger represents a generation of contemporary improvisational musicians who came of age in an era when hip hop commanded a strong presence in American popular culture and emerged as leaders of a new school. In Brand New Life, she brings progressive explorations of harmony, rhythm, and melody infused with styles from hip hop, rock and pop music.