Acclaimed tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart has announced his new album The Lighting of the Lamps, due to be released on June 17.

The Toronto-born, New York-based musician’s latest release with Cellar Live follows his 2020 album Rise and Shine. This new album features Stewart’s long-time collaborators including bassist David Wong, pianist Tardo Hammer and drummer Phil Stewart, with trumpeter Bruce Harris joining the group as a special guest.

The recording sessions found the quintet in the legendary Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliff, N.J. “It always feels like magic,” Stewart says of the studio that has birthed many iconic jazz recordings since 1959.