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Luke Stewart

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• projects as a leader/co-leader •

Silt Trio

Brian Settles - tenor sax
Luke Stewart - double bass and composition
Chad Taylor - drums

Heart of the Ghost

Jarrett Gilgore - alto sax
Luke Stewart - bass
Ian McColm - drums

Stereo Fight Tree Yo

Thomas Sayers Ellis - spoken word
Luke Stewart - double bass and electric bass
Andrew Latona - guitar

IQ - Irreversible Quartet

Aquiles Navarro - trumpet
Keir Neuringer - saxophone, keyboards
Luke Stewart - bass
Tcheser Holmes - drums

Luke Stewart Exposure Quintet

Douglas Ewart - reeds
Ken Vandermark - reeds
Jim Baker - piano
Luke Stewart - double bass and composition
Avreeayl Ra - drums

Luke Stewart Remembrance Quintet

Chris Williams - trumpet
Daniel Carter - reeds
Jamal Moore - reeds and percussion
Luke Stewart - double bass and composition
Tcheser Holmes - drums

Irreversible Entaglements

Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) - spoken word
Aquiles Navarro - trumpet
Keir Neuringer - alto sax
Luke Stewart - double bass
Tcheser Holmes - drums

Irreversible Entaglements are a band who cultivate the liberation technologies of jazz and associated Black music-root, stem, and branch-into the future.
The band emerged organically, out of deep friendships, mutual admiration, ad hoc formations, and a shared activist concern for the beloved legacy of all Black life and culture.
International in scope yet indebted to, influenced by, and committed to their specific communities, the band pulls zero punches and reserves no energy in intrepid live sets that proclaim revolutionary love for the people.

• projects as a sideman •

Heroes Are Gang Leaders

Thomas Sayers Ellis - spoken word
James Brandon Lewis - tenor sax and composition
Randall Horton - spoken word
Bonita Penn - spoken word
Nettie Chickering - vocalist
Melanie Dyer - vocalist and viola
Heru Shabaka-Ra - trumpet
Devin Brahja Waldman - alto sax & synthesizer
Brandon Moses - electric guitar
Jenna Camille - vocals, piano and keyboards
Luke Stewart - electric bass
Warren Trae Crudup III - drums

The passing of Imamu Amiri Baraka in 2014 was a major loss for various facets of Black Radicalism. In politics, culture, and community, Baraka was a strong figure who was a shining example for so many to follow in his footsteps.
Formed from the love and respect of Baraka, a group of poets and musicians, led and founded by James Brandon Lewis & Thomas Sayers Ellis, have come together with a name lifted from one of Baraka's stories. The group embarked on a recording session last fall that blended poetry and music to "outishly" echoe and honor his legacy.
In the tradition of a signifying protest groove comes Heroes Are Gang Leaders. Their style has many mothers, many fathers, and nonecombining jazz, groove, black hollerin and extensions of paged and oral literary text by Gwendolyn Brooks, Bob Kaufman and Amiri Baraka.
Album "Secret Heroes R U A" (feat. Thurston Moore)

• video •

Luke Stewart Silt Trio live at Bimhuis, Amsterdam on October 4th, 2023

Luke Stewart of Capitol Bop and Momē captured in a glitch session at GMU. Video by Erica Benay Fallin.

• links •

Luke Stewart at wordpress

Societal Reckoning Over Racism Encompasses The Jazz Community

748: Luke Stewart on the Washington, DC music scene

Essential New Music: Luke Stewart's "Luke Stewart Exposure Quintet"

PostGenre's Best of 2020

Luke Stewart Shapes The Artistic Landscape

Bassist Luke Stewart Approaches Jazz With a "Punk Rock" Mindset

Luke Stewart Exposure Quintet - Jazz Trail

Luke Stewart Exposure Quintet - (Astral Spirits) - The Quietus

Essential Releases: Horrorcore, Free Jazz, Spanish Indie and More

Luke Stewart Exposure Quintet - Onda Rock

• short biography •

Luke Stewart is a musician, performer, improviser-composer, organizer, and writer-researcher whose work represents a deep reverence for the history and tradition of Creative Music: a tradition which encompasses the diverse styles of expression within the body of Black Music in the United States, Africa, and throughout the world.

Complete Biography at Luke Stewart Website


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