Isaiah J. Thompson Announces New Live Album “The Power of the Spirit”, Shares New Song “The IT Department”
American Jazz pianist Isaiah J. Thompson announced his first live album “The Power of the Spirit” would be released on March 17, 2023 via Blue Engine Records.
It is his first album in two years since the 2021 album “Composed in Color”.
The album comprises 9-track, featuring guest appearances from Julian Lee (tenor saxophone), Philip Norris (bass), TJ Reddick (drums), and Domo Branch (drums).
He recorded the album at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club.
From the album, he released the first single called “The IT Department” on January 27, 2023.
The song was written by Isaiah J. Thompson, Julian Lee, TJ Reddick and Philip Norris.
It is a play on his initials, but also a tribute to Isaiah's father.
Isaiah J. Thompson said, “I don't come from a particularly musical family, but they have always supported me. When someone would ask my parents if they had been involved in my musical education, my father would respond by saying, 'music is his department.'”
Also, last august, Isaiah J. Thompson and Julian Lee together performed at NPR Tiny Desk Concert.
Isaiah J. Thompson is a jazz pianist, bandleader and composer from West Orange, New Jersey. He began studying at The Calderone School of Music at the age of 5.
At the age of 18, and graduated with his B.M. in 2019.
He won second place in the 2018 Institute of Jazz Piano Competition.
He has played with legends including Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, Steve Turre, John Pizzarelli, and Buster Williams. You've seen his NPR Tiny Desk concert, his inclusion in the Jazz Night in America's Youngblood series, heard him as a special guest on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's Handful of Keys, and can catch him at the upcoming American Pianists Association events.
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