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The Doxas Brothers Are A Group Of Kindred Spirits

The Montreal jazz siblings continue to push boundaries on their sophomore album.

The Doxas Brothers reinforce their musical connection on their new sophomore album Kindred — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Out now on Justin Time Records, the stellar nine-song effort finds the brothers and bandleaders — drummer Jim Doxas and saxophonist Chet Doxas — continuing to explore their musical bond alongside bassist Adrian Vedady and renowned pianist Marc Copland. Each member contributes a new piece to the project, which also features a gorgeous reimagining of the standard A Time For Love. All are rendered with the sort of cool tempos and confident energy that highlight the group’s unmistakable musical prowess.

Chet Doxas elaborates: “On Kindred, Jim and I continue to delve deeper into our musical bond and celebrate its evolution. The repertoire was carefully composed and considered so that we could bring the best versions of ourselves to this album.”

The Doxas Brothers‘ music is a reflection of their shared history, musical exploration and profound connection as siblings. Their association combines their individual talents and their ability to push boundaries, resulting in a sound that is distinctly their own. Building on the theme of family connection and history from their previous release The Circle, their new album encapsulates the growth of this rare partnership in a group whose bonds extend much further than music.

The brothers have been immersed in music since a young age, growing up in a household filled with sound. Watching their father conduct choirs in the living room, host jam sessions and record albums in their home studio sparked their own musical journey. During their teen years, the siblings began performing in nightclubs — after convincing their parents. They had the opportunity to be part of the vibrant music scene in Montreal, playing in dance bands, rock ‘n’ roll clubs, society parties, radio shows, and even burlesque reviews. As they progressed, they had the privilege of touring worldwide with renowned artists like Carla Bley, Oliver Jones, Dave Douglas, John Abercrombie, Steve Swallow, Joe Lovano and others.

Their current project showcases their shared vision within a quartet. Bassist Vedady has a longstanding association with both brothers — Jim and Adrian have been performing together for the past decade, cultivating a musical bond that is distinctive, adventurous, sensitive and fresh. Pianist Copland brings his crystalline sound and his ability to explore and discover subtleties in music. Together, they are a band with deep roots and a unique group sound that incorporates their collective experiences.

Check out Kindred below and join The Doxas Brothers on their website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.