LunÀtico warmly welcomes Brandon Ross’ “Breath of Air”
Brandon Ross - electric guitar
Charlie Burnham - violin
Warren Benbow - drums
As a performing and recording artist, guitarist and composer Brandon Ross has worked and collaborated with several innovative voices in modern music such as Henry Threadgill, Wadada Leo Smith, Cassandra Wilson, Jewel, Tony Williams, Lizz Wright, Arto Lindsay, The Lounge Lizards, Leroy Jenkins, Oliver Lake, Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris, Bill Frisell, Me'Shell N'degeocello, Arrested Development, Archie Shepp, Muhal Richard Abrams, Don Byron, Ron Miles and many others.
...there is mystery present; often when you think you’ve got a hold on the music, it slips away from you. Like life and love, the world of For Living Lovers is never static. And even if they’re intertwined, two voices can never be the same." – Jazz Times
"The effect of Araminta is to excavate a history of black music—of avant-garde jazz-rock—that, even today, remains somewhat hidden, in large part thanks to the narrow imagination and racialized marketing of the music industry." – The Paris Review
"...a renewal of meaningful experimental music that affirms the importance of the African-American cultural tradition." – NPR
Warren Benbow- Drums, has worked and/or recorded with Nina Simone, Betty Carter, Olu Dara, Mary J. Bilge, Sonny Sharrock, and is an original member of James “Blood” Ulmer’s “Odyssey” Band.
Charlie Burnham- violin
He first came to prominence in 1983 as a member of James “Blood” Ulmer’s trio Odyssey, which combined elements of Delta blues and free jazz. Burnham remained with Odyssey until it disbanded in the late 1980s and played in the String Trio of New York from 1986 to 1991. Between 1994 and 1996 he accompanied Cassandra Wilson, and in 1997 he instigated a reunion of Odyssey, which performed and recorded as a cooperative. In addition he played in Peter Apfelbaum’s sextet (late 1990s), joined Susie Ibarra’s trio (1999), and performed and recorded on both violin and mandolin with the saxophonist Rob Reddy (2000). In 2000 he formed his own trio with Brandon Ross and Apfelbaum as his sidemen.