Autographed "Feel the Love"
Emotional integrity is the keynote address when Farnell Newton plays his trumpet with heartfelt and hopeful expressiveness imploring us to “Feel the Love.” As this 2021 album covers a wide range of moods and genres, Newton’s trumpet playing remains steadily focused on portraying his style’s subtle and tasteful elements. He pushes melodicism to the forefront while also demonstrating his formidable command of the instrument. The whole album is truly a labor of love. Newton traveled east from Portland, Oregon to New York City to work with Posi-Tone and their capable rhythm section of pianist Art Hirahara, bassist Boris Kozlov, and drummers to make this happen Rudy Royston and Joe Strasser. The album also features wonderful guest appearances from several of Farnell’s favorite saxophonists, including Jaleel Shaw, Braxton Cook, Brandon Wright, and Patrick Cornelius. With an amazing combination of diverse talents, several brilliant performances, and an evocative program of musical compositions, Farnell Newton keeps everything moving steadily straight forward and continues to announce he is an important and emerging voice on today’s jazz scene.