Ben LaMar Gay Shares New Single For “Mestre Candeia’s Denim Hat”

Today Chicago-based composer, singer and improviser Ben LaMar Gay shares a new video for “Mestre Candeia’s Denim Hat,” another song off his upcoming album Open Arms to Open Us, out November 19 on International Anthem / Nonesuch. An homage to improvisatory and rhythmic elements of the Brazilian “Partido Alto” tradition, “Mestre Candeia’s Denim Hat” see’s Gay lay a Chicago-style free-jazz synth raga over a swinging, fractured march.The title is a nod to the insight and style of master sambista and partideiro Antônio Candeia Filho.