James McGowan is a jazz artist; a pianist, composer, band leader, and educator from Ottawa, Canada. His latest record is Reaching In, the first of a two-part series, the second album due out next year is Reaching Out.
This project offers listeners space to reach into themselves, to see and feel and listen to their own emotions and thoughts, while the follow-up Reaching Out will be more about deliberate participation in the world. Reaching in, inner healing, is in relation to reaching out with intention and purpose.
• James McGowan: piano/keyboards, compositions and poetry • Alex Moxon, guitar
• Jean-Philippe Lapensée, bass • Jamie Holmes, drums & percussion. (The first four artists make up Modasaurus.) • Cendrine Despax & Jean Despax, violin • Maxime Despax & Olivier Philippe-Auguste, viola • Valérie Despax & Cal McGowan, cello • Ed Lister, trumpet • Mark Ferguson, trombone • Petr Cancura & Mike Tremblay, saxophones • Jamaal Amir Akbari (JustJamaal ThePoet), spoken word performer
With this ensemble of talented musicians and a spoken word artist, James shares his own longing for a peaceful world. This is his life’s work, to share inspiration!
Music by: James McGowan Ensemble