Saxophonist and guitarist David Crowell has played with the likes of Phillip Glass and the Bang on a Can All Stars. He’s also an acclaimed composer whose chamber works have been played at some of the best new music festivals across the country. I first experienced his music in a dingy Williamsburg bar with his band Empyrean Atlas. They draw on minimalism and afro-pop to create a infectious swirling kind of groove that sounds like nothing else you have ever heard before. The recently released their second album Inner Circle.