Harpist and Composer Brandee Younger releases her major label debut album, Somewhere Different, on Impulse! Records. The compositions are a luminous blending of genres, and you can listen to the album here. An accompanying visualizer for the track "Pretend", featuring Tarriona "Tank" Ball from Tank and the Bangas, can be watched here. To mark the release of the album, Ms. Younger will go live on her Instagram this Monday, August 16 at 1:00 PM ET with the renowned Bassist, Ron Carter, and Producer of the Album, Dezron Douglas.
Brandee Younger's satisfying album makes the harp swing and more / Jazz Weekly
Jazz Weekly's George Harris writes......The harp is probably the most ignored instrument in jazz, usually identified with the avant garde strummings of Alice Coltrane, and then forgotten for anything that swings along with Dorothy Ashby. Brandee Younger makes the harp not only swing, but she even brings it into the hip hop urban world of sounds on this satisfying album with drummer Allan Mednard and&...
New Brandee Younger featured on 89.3KUVO 'New Music Monday'
89.3KUVO's Arturo Gómez writes....Indeed! This recording is different as Brandee is a harpist who has transformed the little heard sound of the harp in jazz and several decades ago her predecessor Dorothy Ashby did. After growing up on Long Island, Younger became one of the last students mentored by the late Jackie Mclean at the acclaimed Hartt School Of the University of Hartford. She has pla...
With 'Reclamation' Brandee Younger shares a glimpse of her Impulse! debut / 88.3WBGO
WBGO's Nate Chinen writes.....Late last summer, harpist Brandee Younger appeared on an episode of The Checkout to share a piece of good news: her signing to the venerable Impulse! Records, with an album due sometime in the new year. That major-label debut is now on the visible horizon: Somewhere Different will be released on the label on Aug. 13. The first single from the album, a melodic jazz-fu...