February 4 2020

On ‘Warna,’ Joey Alexander Transforms From Child Prodigy To Jazz Fixture

His latest album is called Warna, which means “color” in his native language, Bahasa. It is profoundly different from everything he’s released before; Alexander’s playing is less showy and more settled-down than his previous work. The record emphasizes his original compositions, which have broadly singable, surprisingly approachable melodies, and grooves that slide and saunter far from typical swing.

Read the full album review here