Join Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo as they announce the release of their latest, long-awaited recording “For Every Living Thing,” and debut these songs before a live audience!
They started work on this album just before the pandemic hit in 2020, and through numerous delays persevered and finally completed it in the fall of 2022.
The ten tracks include seven original songs and three covers, and showcases the band’s trademark Brazilian-inspired sound and lush instrumental and vocal arrangements. The songs explore themes of finding joy through hardship, caring for our planet, and how love transforms and sustains us all.
Classical. Brazilian. R&B. Jazz. Afro-Cuban. Popular Rock and Roll. ED JOHNSON’s mastery of so many different styles, coupled with a passion for harmony vocal and horn arrangements, all factor into a magical blend of vibrant, original contemporary jazz that is winning fans and airplay worldwide.
As a vocalist, Ed Johnson is frequently compared to Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Kenny Rankin, and Michael Franks. As a guitarist and bandleader, critics often cite the lushly exotic, accessible sounds of Airto and Flora Purim. Ed has seven recording projects to his credit, in addition to producer’s credits for other singer/songwriters