Los Angeles born, New York based jazz pianist and composer Kris Bowers has announced the release of his debut full-length album, Heroes + Misfits. Bowers cites a number of influential elements, emphasizing the accelerated technological advancement of our era. Rooted in the jazz tradition, Heroes + Misfits also reflects Bowers’s extensive classical training.
Now in the bandleader seat for the first time, Bowers enlisted the help of alto saxophonist Casey Benjamin, tenor saxophonist Kenneth Whalum III, guitarist Adam Agati, bassist Burniss Earl Travis II, and drummer Jamire Williams to bring his album to the world.. Heroes + Misfits also features guest contributions from vocalists Julia Easterlin, Jose James and Chris Turner.
The album is slated for a March 4th release via Concord Jazz. Ahead of it, Bowers has shared the first marvellous single ‘Forget’er’ featuring Julia Easterlin. Listen to it now.