Bassist Jared Lees titled his new EP after naturalist Tom Brown Junior’s philosophy that a spirit resides through and within all things. That spirit definitely found its way into Jared’s music. His album takes listeners on a spiritual and musical journey with otherworldly melodies grounded in catchy grooves and driving beats. From Jared’s bass to Justin Tibbs’ sax to atmospheric noise, Through and Within gives a sound to the silent emotions people experience on their own spiritual journeys. Using tone and harmonics reminiscent of Jaco Pastorious, fast-fingers and cool grooves like Victor Wooten, and bass melodies that croon like As Tall as Lions singer Dan Nigro, Jared energizes jazz in a way that seasoned musicians and pop music lovers alike can appreciate and enjoy.
Justin Tibbs- Saxophone.
Art by Matt Brady