Kind Folk

When trumpeter/flugelhornist John Raymond, alto saxophonist Alex LoRe, bassist Noam Wiesenberg and drummer Colin Stranahan first played together at a session in a tiny apartment in New York City back in 2014, there was an immediate synergy between them. Months went by before they played together again, but when they did reconvene the same connection was still there. Kind Folk, has endured against all odds to create poignant, thoughtful music.

After a string of performances in New York, the group recorded and released their debut album “Why Not” on Fresh Sound New Talent in 2018. Being called “a new jazz supergroup” (Something Else), the album was praised by critics as “a selfless statement of the highest order” (All About Jazz). Following the release, the band underwent significant changes. Raymond accepted the position of Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Indiana University and relocated...

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Kind Folk Albums

2 records