\\ Ronald Bruner Jr. announces debut album

Unless you’re a geek for knowing who’s who, you might not yet know how Ronald Bruner Jr. is set to kill it in 2017. However, when you discover that he’s Kamasi Washington‘s virtuosic drummer, Thundercat‘s brother, and a member of the West Coast Get Down, you might realise the gravity of this announcement; Ronald Bruner Jr. has revealed a release date for his debut album Triumph,  featuring Kamasi, Thundercat, Mac Miller and George Duke.

Take The Time is a delicious appetiser for the album to come; distorted guitar hooks and solos are thread amongst rock-tickled snare snaps with Thundercat‘s velvet vocals. This is another distinctive release from LA, a city that has produced some of the most impactful albums of the twenty-teens.

Tying together Bruner, Thundercat and Washington is the West Coast Get Down, an LA based collective of musicians who record on each other’s albums in an exchange of time and creative energy. In an interview with Jazz Standard, founding member Miles Moseley, a bassist who releases his debut Uprising on 27 January, revealed that 170 tracks were recorded in 30 days; these tracks created his own upcoming album, Washington’s The Epic – and Bruner’s Triumph.

World Galaxy/Alpha Pup – the label that released Josef Liemberg‘s Astral Progressions in 2016 – will release Ronald Bruner Jr.’s debut on 3 March.

Read our feature interview with Josef Leimberg

Track list;

1 \\ True Story
2 \\ Take the Time [ft. Thundercat]
3 \\ She’ll Never Change
4 \\ Geome Deome [ft. George Duke]
5 \\ Whenever
6 \\ Doesn’t Matter
7 \\ Open the Gate
8 \\ One Night
9 \\ Sensation [ft. Mac Miller and Danielle Withers]
10 \\ To You / For You
11 \\ Chick’s Web 

Pre-order Ronald Bruner Jr.’s Triumph here

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JS | Tina Edwards

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