Release day for ‘I Insist’ by Kazemde George

It’s release day for saxophonist Kazemde George‘s debut album, I Insist!

The album features Kazemde’s quintet – including vocalist Sami Stevens, keyboard player Isaac Wilson, bassist Tyrone Allen II and drummer Adam Arruda – performing ten original compositions penned by the leader, with lyrical contributions on a couple of tracks from Ms. Stevens. Kazemde says:

“Before recording at Big Orange Sheep in Brooklyn, we played a series of back-to-back shows at the Black Cat in SF, which helped us learn the songs and tighten our musical communication. When we came back to Brooklyn to record, the songs were starting to feel like second nature, and I hope that that feeling of comfort comes through to you, the audience!”

Read more of Kazemde’s thoughts on the new album here.

The group celebrates the release of the album with a show tomorrow – Saturday, October 23rd – at Bar Bayeux in Brooklyn. Details here.