On Meaning by Steve Lehman Quintet, released 01 November 2007 1. Analog Moment 2. Open Music 3. Haiku d'Etat Transcription 4. Curse Fraction 5. Check This Out 6. On Meaning 7. Great Plains of Algiers 8. Process. Steve Lehman - alto saxophone Jonathan Finlayson - trumpet Chris Dingman - vibraphone Drew Gress - bass Tyshawn Sorey - drums. supported by. Daniel Karrer.
Saxophonist and composer Steve Lehman is one of those new breeds of contemporary musicians. As a jazzman he's played with everyone from Vijay Iyer to Dave Burell. He's studied with both Jackie McLean and Anthony Braxton, and recorded a handful of records as a leader or co-leader; he is a Fulbright scholar and has taught in Paris. His album titles - like this one - sound like the titles of doctoral dissertations: Demian as a Posthuman, anyone? All of that said, Lehman could throw down on the horn and write some exciting music for a band that makes it spark and fire.
Steve Lehman plays Vandoren alto and sopranino mouthpieces, reeds and ligatures. Steve Lehman plays Selmer alto and sopranino saxophones exclusively. This album is dedicated to Fabien Levy, George Lewis, and Tristan Murail. Thanks to: Pheeroan akLaff, Anthony Braxton, Matt Brewer, Mark Dresser, John Hebert, Andrew Hill, Jay Hoggard, Vijay Iyer, Karl Jannuska, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Jackie McLean, Eric McPherson, Kevin O'Neil, Damion Reid, and Nasheet Waits.
On Meaning is a avant-garde jazz music album recording by STEVE LEHMAN released in 2007 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. STEVE LEHMAN - On Meaning. Filed under Avant-Garde Jazz By STEVE LEHMAN. 1 Analog Moment 4:05 2 Open Music 3:29 3 Haiku D'Etat Transcription 6:22 4 Curse Fraction 7:49 5 Check This Out 6:42 6 On Meaning 7:02 7 Great Plains Of Algiers 2:42 8 Process 6:40.
Steve Lehman Quintet. Each of On Meaning‘s eight compositions addresses the challenge of creating fresh environments for modern improvisers and advances a unique and meticulously crafted vision of compositional form, harmony, rhythm, and orchestration. Analog Moment and Curse Fraction focus on the nature of d binaries, while On Meaning and Haiku d’Etat Transcription use changing speeds and metric modulations (both temporary and permanent) to challenge the members of Lehman’s quintet to draw from their individual resources in new ways.
Steve Lehman: On Meaning by Martin Longley, published on December 13, 2007. Nevertheless, Lehman is already making massive strides towards establishing his own territory, if he hasn't already done so. A 2007 duo performance at New York's The Stone with trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson premiered a fresh set of striking compositions that melded both horns into a single beast, but often relying on each other jointly to complete a full phrase or solo. It's the same on this disc, as the horns joust above a billowing bed of vibes and bass, the latter provided by Drew Gress, an actual refugee from The Claudia Quintet
Steve Lehman is a fresh voice on alto saxophone and as a composer. Like many of today's young jazz musicians, he is planted beyond the controversies that used to dominate the conversation about jazz. Lehman's music is pleasing and challenging, grooving and asymmetrical, weird and soothing, outside and in. In addition to being an alto saxophonist and composer, Lehman is currently a doctoral candidate in music composition at Columbia University - the cat publishes papers in academic journals about Jackie McLean and about the reaction of the French press to African-American music. Yet his music does not sound "academic" or sterile. Indeed, although this most recent recording has a highly analytic-sounding title, On Meaning, it is visceral and direct.
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Arranged By – Jonathan FinlaysonComposed By [Music] – Jonathan FinlaysonComposed By [Refrain] – Steve Lehman
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