The Heart of Infinite Change is Natasha Agrama’s forthcoming debut full-length album, joining the west coast jazz imprint World Galaxy for its release across vinyl, cassette, CD, and digital platforms September 8, 2017. Features include legends both foundational and new, drawing together Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Tony Austin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mitchell Long, Ruslan Sirota, Ronald Bruner Jr., Doug Webb, and the last recordings of the late and great Austin Peralta.
The Heart of Infinite Change is a representation of roads defining Agrama’s artistic connection to the LA music world and beyond, diving into compositions by Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Joe Henderson, and Bilal. As a nod to the jazz tradition, interpretation and revitalization are at the forefront of her debut. There is a deeply touching story weaving its way around The Heart of Infinite Change, with an unspeakably tender theme of long time friends and legendary artists’ final collaborations gracing Natasha’s path. Stanley Clarke and George Duke’s last studio collaborations are present with Ellington’s “In A Sentimental Mood,” and Bilal’s “All Matter.” The story deepens as we come to realize Peralta’s last recordings are also found on The Heart of Infinite Change. This was Peralta’s only session with both Bruner brothers, capturing Joe Henderson’s “Black Narcissus” and Agrama’s updated version of Mingus’ “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” by way of Joni Mitchell. These experiences shape the resounding reverence in Natasha’s presentation, as this debut album has become a formidable historical document.