American jazz veteran Alan Braufman has announced his new album The Fire Still Burns via the release of the uplifting single “Sunrise.”
The Fire Still Burns serves as the follow-up to Braufman’s 2018 reissue of his debut album Valley of Search, which was originally released in 1975. Along with pianist Cooper-Moore—who plays on both albums—Braufman was part of the ’70s free jazz and improvisational scene in New York City, holding court at 501 Canal Street on the West Side with bassist Chris Amberger and saxophonist David S Ware.
Besides Cooper-Moore, Braufman’s personnel on the new album include James Brandon Lewis on tenor saxophone, Ken Filiano on bass, Andrew Drury on drums and Michael Wimberly on percussion for two tracks. Majority of The Fire Still Burns was recorded live at rock band The National’s Long Pond Studios in New York.
The Fire Still Burns will be released on August 28 via Braufman’s label Valley of Search. Listen to “Sunrise” below: