Last week Night Dreamer announced a new instalment from their Direct-To-Disc session series and it’s quite the sublime one coming from the hands of Chicago-based innovator, multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator Isaiah Collier. Entitled Parallel Universe, the album features a stellar cast of contributors, including gospel soul singer Jimetta Rose, AACM and former Art Ensemble of Chicago trumpet player Corey Wilkes, guitarist Michael Damani and regular collaborators Julian Davis Reid, James Russell Sims and Micah Collier.
“Recording direct-to-disc gave me a really fortunate opportunity to experience what our musical predecessors almost a hundred years ago were dealing with,” Collier commented about the album its live process.
Parallel Universe arrives on November 24th and ahead of it Collier has shared the brilliant and joyous first single ‘Retreat’. Take a listen now.