Monday, March 4, 2024

Posthumous jaimie department album ‘Fly or Die Fly or Die Fly or Die ((world warfare))’ Introduced

Final 12 months, the avant-garde jazz trumpeter jaimie department died instantly on the age of 39. In her lifetime, department was a prolific collaborator, however she was additionally recognized for her solo work and for what she did as one half of the duo Angeloper. Shortly earlier than her loss of life, department completed work on a solo album that she recorded final April, throughout a residency at Omaha’s Bemis Middle For Modern Artwork. That album titled Fly or Die Fly or Die Fly or Die ((world warfare)), will come out later this summer time, proper across the one-year anniversary of department’s loss of life.

For Fly or Die Fly or Die Fly or Die ((world warfare)), jaimie department recorded with cellist Lester St. Louis, bassist Jason Ajemian, and drummer Chad Taylor. On the time of her loss of life, only some of the album’s particulars needed to be sorted out, and her household, bandmates, and collaborators, sat down to determine the art work and titles, doing every thing the way in which department would’ve wished. In a press launch, department’s bandmates have this to say:

jaimie by no means had small concepts. She all the time thought huge. The minute you informed her she couldn’t do one thing, or that one thing could be too troublesome to perform, the extra decided and targeted she grew to become. And this album is huge. Far larger and extra demanding — for us, and for you — than some other Fly or Die document. For this, jaimie wished to play with longer types, extra modulations, extra noise, extra singing, and as all the time, grooves and melodies. She was a dynamic melodicist. jaimie wished this album to be lush, grand and lively, simply as she was. Each time we take a hear, we really feel the deep imprint of her everywhere in the music, and we see all of us making it collectively.

First single “take over the world” is driving and pressing and percussive, with department going forwards and backwards between riotous trumpet blasts and feverish chanting, over a frantically locked-in rhythm part. Take a look at director Jon Philpot’s video and the album’s tracklist beneath.

01 “aurora rising”
02 “borealis dancing”
03 “burning gray”
04 “the mountain”
05 “baba louie”
06 “bolinko bass”
07 “and kuma walks”
08 “take over the world”
09 “world warfare ((reprise))”

Fly or Die Fly or Die Fly or Die ((world warfare)) is out 8/25 on Worldwide Anthem. Pre-order it right here.

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