Max Light guitar

Max Light guitar

Max Light guitar

records

Max Light guitar

Henceforth
2023

Max Light Trio

Herplusme
by Max Light Trio

Herplusme
2020

Brooklyn-based Red Piano Records is proud to announce the release of Herplusme, the debut album from New York City-based guitarist Max Light and his trio, comprised of Simón Willson on double bass and Matt Honor on drums and cymbals.

projects

with Noah Preminger

Songs We Love
Noah Preminger, Max Light

Songs We Love
2023

Contemptment
Noah Preminger

Contemptement
2020

After Life
Noah Preminger

After Life 2019

with Jason Palmer

At Wally's Volume 1
Jason Palmer

Jason Palmer at Wally’s 2018

bio

Max Light

 Max Light is guitarist based in Brooklyn, NY. He won 2nd place in the 2019 Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Guitar Competition, judged by Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Lionel Loueke etc. His sophomore recording as a leader, “Henceforth” was released June 15 2023 on Steeplechase Records.

Max Light guitar

Down Beat: Herbie Hancock Guitar Competition coverage – “Max Light projected the best guitar sound of the three. He wielded a thick, cobalt tone, which he often let linger with single notes during his improvisations, especially on his glowing treatment of Duke Ellington’s “Prelude To A Kiss.” Before that, Light demonstrated rhythmic agility as his fluid lines wended through the harmonic lanes created by Bobby Watson and Reggie Thomas, and the shifting momentum of Victor Lewis’ spry modern-bop composition, “Hey, It’s Me You’re Talking To.”

„Mr. Light can be potentially defined as a start of a next chapter in jazz guitar story. “

Down Beat: “Berichterstattung über den Herbie Hancock Gitarrenwettbewerb – “Max Light hatte den besten Gitarrensound der drei. Er verfügte über einen dicken, kobaltfarbenen Ton, den er während seiner Improvisationen oft mit einzelnen Noten verweilen ließ, besonders bei seiner glühenden Behandlung von Duke Ellingtons “Prelude To A Kiss”. Davor bewies Light rhythmische Beweglichkeit, als seine fließenden Linien sich durch die von Bobby Watson und Reggie Thomas geschaffenen harmonischen Bahnen und den wechselnden Schwung von Victor Lewis’ spritziger Modern-Bop-Komposition “Hey, It’s Me You’re Talking To” schlängelten.

“Mr. Light kann als Beginn eines neuen Kapitels in der Geschichte der Jazzgitarre bezeichnet werden. “

via Londonjazznews

Max Light – Henceforth
Max Light: guitar;
Noah Preminger: tenor saxophone;
Kim Cass: bass;
Dan Weiss: drums.

via Jazztrail

via Jazz Guita Today

Max Light guitar

Henceforth
2023

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