“As in the seventeenth century, perhaps the composer and the improviser of the twenty-first century will coincide in the same person, now with a more complete awareness of his or her role in a global culture. If all our diverse history and memory are welcomed to live in such a present, the horizon of peaceful co-existence between people becomes possible. This generosity of vision on the path to a world music is Newton’s way.”
(translated by Pete Kercher)
New music available for purchase and downloads
I am delighted and grateful to announce the release of two new recordings: my new chamber music CD, The Manual of Light; and Eric Dolphy Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions.
“James Newton has forged an eclectic career as a jazz flautist, conductor and composer. Here, he demonstrates his skills as a creator of sacred music with hints of jazz and roots in the modernist aesthetics.”