Joey Alexander – Origin

originStill young in years and already a big name, that is the fate of a musical genius. Born in Bali, Indonesia he started his professional career in 2013. He released his debut album My Favorite Things in 2015, followed by Countdown (2016), Joey. Monk. Live! (2017), Eclipse (2018) and Warna (2020). His new album Origin will be released on Mack Avenue Records May 20, 2022.

For the first time jazz pianist Joey Alexander aka Josiah Alexander Sila will present what he really is. On his new album he is accompanied by Larry Grenadier (upright bass), Kendrick Scott (drums), Gilad Hekselman (electric guitar) and Chris Potter (sax). He has since shed the status of a child prodigy to be showcased and, in a departure from previous jazz standards, concentrates on the tonal mapping of his own jazz compositions.

The album opens with Remembering. While his first creative years passed like a frenzy, the pandemic gave him time for self-reflection and opportunity to reposition his musical location. It gave him to reflect on his own creativity after thinking back on what he had created and achieved, and this song also reveals the jazzy roots that influenced him in his younger years.

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