Steve Lehman Octet
“Music of genuinely visionary importance, a way forward to the art.” — Penguin Guide to Jazz “Superb…immediately gripping…perfectly ultramodern.” — The New York Times “One of the most exciting saxophone voices on the current scene.” — The Wire “Astonishing…If you listen more than once – and you should try – the brainy music of Lehman constantly reveals layer after layer of fresh and inventive progressive sounds that should turn any sensibilities about face.” — Allmusic
Named a Rising Star on the alto saxophone four years in a row by the Downbeat Magazine International Critics Poll, acclaimed by publications from The Wire to The New York Times, Steve Lehman is a saxophonist and composer whose multilayered work stands at the frontiers of contemporary music. He marries the esoteric math- and computer-driven compositional principles of “spectral harmony” to the looseness and fluidity of jazz. Lehman will be playing with his handpicked octet, whose luscious smears of horns and vibraphone float over a sizzling rhythm section.