October 2016

Donny McCaslin

Already well respected in the jazz world, saxophonist Donny McCaslin found many new fans in 2016 with his playing on David Bowie’s Blackstar.

Here’s McCaslin playing his own composition “Fast Future” with his regular band—Jason Lindner on keyboards, Tim Lefebvre on bass, and Mark Guiliana on drums—at New York’s 55 Bar, the very same club where Bowie first saw the group and asked them to join him in the recording studio.

And here’s the video for Bowie’s haunting final single “Lazarus,” which features McCaslin’s sax prominently.