Owen Broder’s “Heritage
The saxophonist and composer Owen Broder has assembled a band of beautiful musicians for his American Roots Project. On their new recording, “Heritage,” the ARP explores blues, bluegrass, folk, and church hymns, filtered through a light jazz scrim. It’s Appalachia meets Manhattan. The results are lush, piquant and altogether addictive. ARP’s music on “Heritage” feels comforting and familiar — and new and surprising. With compositions by cats like Bill Hollman and Ryan Truesdell composing the charts (along with Broder), this sensational album might actually make America great again.