Max Swan – The Fisherman (2018) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Max Swan – The Fisherman (2018) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 26:13 minutes | 284 MB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © nicethingsMUSIC

A saxophonist, vocalist, and producer from Philadelphia by way of Perkasie, PA, Max Swan channels influence from the likes of Stevie Wonder, James Blake, Donny Hathaway, Michael Brecker, and Lenny Pickett. He’s gone from nothing-but-jazz, to everything-other-than-jazz, and all stops in between. Initially being the loud alto player that showed up for the jam session every week, Max slowly took on more opportunities in hip hop production, as both a bandleader and producer, playing with a number of artists and groups in the Philly area. Over time, the saxophone he’d lay on tracks led to supplementing keyboards, and writing string and horn section arrangements. The work that was done with these artists led Max to start laying vocals on his newer music, starting with “So Much Chime”. Swan received accolades during the creation of his current sound with Councilman David Oh’s PHLlive Center Stage Music Conference, Ernest Stuart’s Center City Jazz Festival, and was named one of the “Best of 2017” on WXPN. Most recently, “The Waters” was featured on NPR’s Heavy Rotation, and is currently featured on 88.5 WXPN on the daily. Since his residency with The Kimmel Center last spring/summer, Max curated MONO//POLY, a music series showcasing artists’ music in non-traditionally arranged ways, unique to each set, all backed by Max and the band. “The Fisherman”, his debut album, released August 23rd.

01. Backing Up
02. 155
03. String Intro
04. The Waters
05. Only One
06. Steady
07. If Only