After releasing their first project, “The Alchemy EP” in January, emcee JSWISS and Grammy Award winning producer/trumpeter Michael Leonhart are back with the brand new single “The Chase” featuring celebrated trumpeter Keyon Harrold.
The three previously connected live for a performance with the Michael Leonhart Orchestra in 2019 at Jazz Standard in NYC, which was recorded as part of NPR’s “Toast of the Nation” New Year’s Eve broadcast. It was that particular performance that led to this stellar collaboration, and JSWISS’ regular appearance with the orchestra that led to him and Leonhart teaming up to form their lauded producer-emcee duo. Anchored by Leonhart’s piano-driven dynamic production, “The Chase” provides the perfect bed for JSWISS to flex his trademark lyricism, and Harrold to weave in his dexterous skills on trumpet, à la his appearance with another New York based emcee, Nas, on “Jarreau of Rap”.
“The Chase” is the first sample from JSWISS’ & Leonhart’s debut full length album, set to drop in 2022.