Steve Lehman Trio
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Steve Lehman
Visionary Composer

Steve Lehman Trio

SEP 19–22 | Saxophone Innovators

Sep 20, 2019
Joe Henderson Lab
FriSep 20
7:00 PM

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FriSep 20
8:30 PM

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“One of the transforming figures of early 21st-century jazz” (The Guardian), saxophonist and composer Steve Lehman performs with his trio featuring the incomparable rhythm section of bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Damion Reid premiering music from Lehman’s new Pi Recordings album The People I Love.

Lehman is a visionary artist whose singular approaches to composition and performance earned him a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award. Mentored by alto saxophone giant Jackie McLean, he is a regular collaborator with pianist Vijay Iyer, and has worked extensively with Anthony Braxton, Jason Moran, George Lewis, Tyshawn Sorey, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and Meshell Ndegeocello in addition to his career as a bandleader. Lehman’s innovative work as a composer integrates the influences of free jazz, bebop, hip-hop, and the spectral harmony concepts pioneered by composers Tristan Murail and Gérard Grisey, and his lauded Octet received a “Jazz Album of the Year” nod from The New York Times for its 2009 Pi Recordings album Trevail, Transformation and Flow. The follow-up, Mise en Abîme, took “Best New Album” honors in the 2014 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll. For his most current project, Lehman revisits the clockwork trio he debuted on his 2012 release Dialect Fluorescent for 2019’s The People I Love, which pairs Lehman, Brewer, and Reid with master pianist Craig Taborn.

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For this date, Lehman revisits the clockwork trio he debuted on the 2012 Pi Recordings release Dialect Fluorescent.

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A state-of-the-art musical thinker.

The New York Times

A state-of-the-art musical thinker.

The New York Times

Personnel

Steve Lehman alto saxophone
Matt Brewer bass
Damion Reid drums

Music of genuinely visionary importance, a way forward for the art.

Penguin Guide to Jazz

Personnel

Steve Lehman alto saxophone
Matt Brewer bass
Damion Reid drums

Music of genuinely visionary importance, a way forward for the art.

Penguin Guide to Jazz

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Steve Lehman Trio

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Steve Lehman Trio

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Steve Lehman Trio

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Steve Lehman Trio

Pure Imagination