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Josh Lawrence

DiegoAnd That Too - PR8241

Josh Lawrence - trumpet
Willie Morris - tenor sax
Art Hirahara - piano
Boris Kozlov - bass
Jason Tiemann - drums 1, 2, 6
Rudy Royston - drums 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

With calm and pervasive confidence, Josh Lawrence picks up his trumpet for Posi-Tone, and steps boldly back into the spotlight with steadfast determination and emotional earnestness on his aptly entitled fifth release "And That Too. Expect the unexpected when Lawrence unveils a powerful musical program of brilliant performances with the able assistance of talented newcomer Willie Morris on tenor sax, and the omnipresent powerhouse combination of pianist Art Hirahara and bassist Boris Kozlov alongside the bombastic metrics of Rudy Royston and Jason Tiemann on drums. From the opening salvo to the last call, Lawrence continuously affirms his commanding presence as a band leader with a well refined artistic vision that is effortlessly engaging, uplifting, and entertaining. With a delicate balance of modernity and classic aesthetics, "And That Too" is insightfully straight forward, refreshingly melodic, and certainly guaranteed to bring a wide variety of bright moments to listeners everywhere.