Goldwyn and Lewis: New Jazz Duo Lets The Music Speak for Them
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Novato, California, USA — July 12, 2017 — SHADOW AND LIGHT- a new album by collaborators Catherine Goldwyn and Phil Lewis – an instrumental work featuring nine new original tunes penned by Goldwyn and Lewis, as well as couple of unusual covers.
Catherine Goldwyn and Phil Lewis met at a Los Angeles jam session in 2002 and have been playing ever since. When planning began for Shadow and Light both felt the record should be a departure from traditional jazz styles. “We wanted this music to resonate with a wide range of listeners, not just a jazz audience,” Catherine explains, “So we chose to put our focus on strong melodies in both the tunes and the solos.”
Some critics have referred to Mr. Lewis’s previous output as “melodic jazz” and certainly strong writing and solid playing are the hallmarks of Shadow and Light. The album has been lauded by industry heavyweights like vibraphonist Gary Burton who writes, ” The guitar and piano weave together, evenly matched, always complementary. I’m reminded of how longtime friends complete each other’s sentences.”
Goldwyn and Lewis are supported by a first rate rhythm section – drummer Jake Reed and bassist John Belzaguy. Also heard on several tracks is percussionist Pete Korpela who has been known to craft his own instruments.
Phil and Catherine each have also been deeply involved in giving back. In 2002 Catherine founded and ran a nonprofit called Sound Art (http://www.soundartla.org) bringing authentic music education to inner city youth in Los Angeles. In 2014 Phil founded The Maginus Project (http://www.maginusproject.org). The Maginus Project seeks out extraordinary American musicians to create high quality recordings so that these works will be preserved as important additions to American culture.
Now living in the Bay Area, these life partners and musical collaborators have put their mutual
love and respect into Shadow and Light , and it comes through in the music.
Goldwyn and Lewis – a new voice in melodic Jazz –
Goldwyn and Lewis
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