Isaiah J. Thompson & IT's Freedom

BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity (130 Pine St, Florence MA 01062)


Isaiah J. Thompson leads his trio, IT’s Freedom, with virtuoso playing and solid technique, coupled with the confidence of a born band leader. Jazz aficionados will notice homages to the greats throughout the performance, but very much appreciate the trio’s fresh, original approach. Thompson, still in his 20’s, displays a serious understanding of past masters, with a hard-swinging rhythmic approach and a harmonic palette informed by jazz, gospel, and blues.