Sun July 7, 2024

Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few (USA)

Isaiah Collier: tenor, soprano saxophone
Julian Davis Reid: piano
Micah Collier: bass
Michael Shekwoaga Ode: drums

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Out of the vibrant Chicago scene, multi-instrumentalist, composer, curator, activist and educator Isaiah Collier has made a name for himself, most notably as a stellar saxophonist.

Also part of Angel Bat Dawid’s Brotherhood or at the side of artists like Chance The Rapper, Waddada Leo Smith III, Junius Paul and many more.

Cosmic Transitions, his third and latest release with his band The Chosen Few came out in 2021, earning a five-star review from Downbeat and multiple Album of the year mentions amongst other praise. The powerful suite was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's legendary Studio on Coltrane’s birthday, using some of the same analogue equipment that was used for the original recording session of A Love Supreme. It not only showcases Collier’s extensive musical range and expressive talent but strives to honour the tradition from whence it came, whilst also remaining decisively forward-looking. (press release)

A saxophonist, who at the age of 23 has transcended the realm of prodigy. (Downbeat)