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For Living Lovers
Ensemble

Contact
brandon ross


Address
400 Lincoln Place 1e
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Phone
7183987490

Additional Info
Year Founded
2002
Repertoire
Jazz, New Music
Size
Duo
Instrumentation
String

For Living Lovers is the acoustic string duo of guitarist/composer Brandon Ross and acoustic bass guitarist Stomu Takeishi. While working in composer Henry Threadgill’s "Make A Move", it became clear that we shared a musical sensibility that demanded its own context. That sensibility, combined with the sonic characteristics of our instruments (designed by luthier Steve Klein) heralded a pathway into the musical language we have evolved together as For Living Lovers. "FLL" has toured Japan, Europe and the US and released our first CD, Revealing Essence on Sunnyside Records in 2014. I consider our music to be “Future Folk Music”. A music informed by intellectual insight and inquiry; yet intuitive, gestural, formally open and improvisational.

News

12.22.2017

My CMA, New Jazz Works commission, “Immortal Obsolescence” will have it’s second performance in the 2018 Winter Jazz Festival, in NYC, on January 12 at The New School Jazz Auditorium at 22:40. The ensemble, in addition to Stomu Takeishi and myself, includes JT Lewis on drums and Stephanie Richards on trumpets.