This week on the show, we’re joined by Sam Shepherd, AKA Floating Points. His discography is full of beautiful and strange electronic music—bubbling Buchalas, skittering beats, washes of synthesized sound, and even moody, spacious post-rock. But underneath it all, his love of jazz is clear. In 2021, he teamed with an actual jazz legend: the late Pharoah Sanders, as well as the London Symphony Orchestra for Promises, a single 46-minute composition broken into nine movements. Today, Floating Points joins us to discuss bringing Promises live to the Hollywood Bowl September 20th.
Teaming with British producer Floating Points, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders evokes spiritual lushness and revels in dynamic contrast on the new recording Promises, pairing his full-throated saxophone with synthesizers and strings from the London Symphony Orchestra.