Best known for his collaboration with David Bowie on the ‘Blackstar’ album, Donny McCaslin is a leading saxophonist, composer and musical pioneer of his generation, skirting the genres of jazz, rock and electronica to equal degree.
Regarding "Blackstar," on which McCaslin’s band backed Bowie, Donny has this to say: “It was like a dream except it was something I never could have dreamed of. David Bowie was a visionary artist whose generosity, creative spirit, and fearlessness will stay with me the rest of my days.”
McCaslin’s follow-up recording, dedicated to Bowie, is ‘Beyond Now,’ garnering praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, The New York Times, Associated Press, and more.
Kneebody‘s sound is… explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, with highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no-holds-barred improvising. All “sounds-like” references can be set aside; this band has created a genre and style all its own.