Ben LaMar Gay- cornet electronics and percussion Josh Johnson- alto saxophone and keyboards Dustin Laurenzi- tenor saxophone and electronics Jeff Parker- guitar Paul Bryan- bass. Jeremy Cunningham- drums
Newcity Music praised Jeremy Cunningham’s 2016 album, re: dawn (from far), for its “bravura storytelling and image-painting.”
On its moving successor, The Weather Up There, the Chicago drummer and composer artist goes even further and deeper with his words and images, which derive from the killing of his younger brother during a home invasion robbery in 2008. It’s a work that assails gun violence and its heartbreaking ripple effects while searching for “a way to turn the tide” of profound personal loss through adaptations of original poems.