Josh Lawrence - Color Theory (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:25 minutes | 1,17 GBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Lawrence is an impeccable trumpet player with a glossy sound. Like all but a few jazz musicians under 40 in the world, he wants to write his own stuff. The concept behind this album is synesthesia, one form of which is the experience of music as color. Tunes include “Green,” “RED!,” “Black” and “Blue.” The relationships between songs and specific colors mean something to Lawrence; listeners will have to take these relationships on faith. Tracks alternate between energetic, intricate postbop structures and slow-to-medium forms. All are harmonically astute, well made and expertly executed. All are nice. None is sufficiently differentiated from the vast recent canon of compositions by under-40 jazz musicians to make it entirely memorable. Lawrence's new leader record "Color Theory" showcases his original compositions and is meant to be reflections of the entire color spectrum.