"Songs For My Brother" is a project I undertook as a musical tribute to my brother, Matthew Neal Lehe.
Matt and I were the best of friends from an early age. He was a strong supporter of my musical endeavors, even before there were any "endeavors" to support!
We enjoyed our mutual love of instrumental groove music. We saw shows together including Bill Frisell, John Scofield and The Brian Blade Fellowship. Matt and I found this music to be uplifting and inspiring, while remaining challenging, fresh and new.
In the last year we had together I started performing more instrumental music and Matt's enthusiasm for the music was a great source of inspiration for me.
My intention for this album was to gather a cast of musicians and create music that carried those qualities we loved so much (uplifting, inspiring, challenging, fresh and new).
This project is something that I think Matt would have wanted to hear and see. I will always remember the love
that we shared.
He was my best friend.