Saxophonist Donny McCaslin just released two new singles building on the momentum of his newest album Blow., released last October via Motéma Music. The first single, entitled “Head of Mine”, centers on the classic personal conflict we go through navigating between our better-suited intentions and our impulsive actions, and features vocalist and fellow Bowie collaborator Gail Ann Dorsey who contributed to The National’s new album I Am Easy to Find.
“Working with Gail Ann Dorsey is a gift of life for me,” says McCaslin. “She’s a most deeply expressive artist, and absolutely radiates on this track. She and I share a profound ancestry that I humbly cherish. This song is an extension of Blow. for me. It beautifully demonstrates the feeling of restless tranquility.”
The second single, “Tokyo”, is an instrumental composition depicting the dense, yet tranquil nature of the city’s iconic “late-night” landscape, inspired by McCaslin’s experience touring there.
Stream both tracks below.
Blow., the latest album by saxophonist Donny McCaslin is out now on Motéma Music.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.