‘A Prayer For Lester Bowie’ named to ‘Best Jazz on Bandcamp’ list

A Prayer For Lester Bowie from the David Sanford Big Band has been selected as one of the best release for September 2021 by the Bandcamp Daily!

Writer Dave Sumner says of the album:

Bombastic, sometimes outrageous, A Prayer for Lester Bowie has a huge presence. And while David Sanford doesn’t title any of these pieces “Better give a wide berth,” the implication is there, nonetheless. But despite the enduring feeling that something is about to get knocked over, Sanford’s ensemble moves with a subtle grace and unerring bounce in its step, and renders concerns over damage a needless exercise. “As a matter of fact,” the bull replies, “this is my china shop—may I show you around?” And not for nothing, if ever there were a declamatory counterpoint to the insipid claim that big band jazz is an archaic music form, A Prayer for Lester Bowie is it. This music is full of life and could only exist today.

Read the full piece here.

You can purchase and stream the album here.