Album Review: "Eye of I" by James Brandon Lewis (7/10)

Anti- Records

Producer: James Brandon Lewis

Praised by Rolling Stone, compared to Coltrane and earning Sonny Rollins’ respect, innovative, eclectic, experimental tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lee—working with his quirky, on fire players cellist Chris Hoffman and drummer Max Jaffe—artfully captures the boisterous chaos and sweet soulfulness of life, along with the necessity to slow down, look within and offer up prayers. Lee’s musical conversations include a supercharged twist on a Donny Hathaway classic and a jam with postpunk group The Messthetics. – Jonathan Widran