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Kenton Loewen & JP Carter, It Becomes Us

This album was recorded in the fall of 2020 by Kenton Loewen (Dan Mangan, Peregrine Falls, The Crackling) and JP Carter (Destroyer, Haram, the Inhabitants), two musicians who have performed and recorded together hundreds of times.

Half of the album was improvised in the studio, and shows their dedication to the “now” at the heart of all improvised music.

The other half features music written by Sonny Sharrock, Ornette Coleman, Roscoe Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, and Jaki Byard, and shows a deep love for the history and cultural traditions inherent in jazz, as well as a willingness to explore and create new sounds using those traditions as a launching pad.

The first single is As We Used To Sing, originally written and recorded by Sonny Sharrock for his seminal 1991 album, Ask The Ages.

Release date: June 18, 2021

Kenton Loewen Drums
JP Carter Trumpet

David Sikula at Demitone Studios Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
Simon Roy Cover Art
Ben Frith Design
Chris Preston Photography

Producer Tim Reinert

The artists and producer gratefully acknowledge being able to work, live, and play on the unceded land of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm nations.