Video of the Day: Logan Richardson shares ‘Afrofuturism’ album preview

Mike Flynn
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The rising star alto saxophonist has signed to Whirlwind Recordings for his striking new album

Logan Richardson – Photo by King Richmond
Logan Richardson – Photo by King Richmond

Alto saxophonist, composer and producer Logan Richardson returns with his most ambitious album to date when he releases Afrofuturism on 12 March via UK imprint Whirlwind Recordings.

Richardson’s career has been marked by his deep engagement with the Black American improvised music tradition as much as by his fearlessly open-minded embrace of the contemporary sounds of the global diaspora and his keen gaze towards the future. His latest release AfroFuturism (his fifth solo album) synthesises all those elements together into a stunningly audacious statement that is epic in its scope while providing a deep, intimately personal view into its creator’s inner life.

The core of the album is a series of epic alt-rock/trap/broken beat soundscapes created Logan’s extensive range of keyboards and synths along with the latest iteration of his Blues People band which features Igor Osypov on guitar and Peter Schlamb on vibes and keys, with Dominique Sanders on bass and sharing production duties, and the thunderously virtuosic drumming of Ryan J. Lee and Corey Fonville rounding out the rhythm team. The album also features several musical interludes with strings performed by Ezgi Karakus and vocalist Laura Taglialatela.

Listen to a preview of the album below and for more info visit loganrichardson-whirlwind.bandcamp.com/album/afrofuturism

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