Steve Lehman

Steve Lehman



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AKAMU representation: European exclusivity

• projects as a leader •

Steve Lehman Octet
Steve Lehman - alto sax and composition
Jonathan Finlayson - trumpet
Mark Shim - tenor sax
Tim Albright - trombone
Chris Dingman - vibes
Jose Davila / Dan Peck - tuba
Drew Gress / Matt Brewer - double bass
Tyshawn Sorey / Jalon Archie - drums

Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone
HPrizm - spoken word (english)
Gaston Bandimic - spoken word (wolof)
Steve Lehman - alto sax and composition
Maciek Lasserre - alto sax
Carlos Homs - keyboard
Drew Gress / Chris Tordini - double bass
Damion Reid - drums


• projects as a sideman •

Liberty Ellman Sextet: "Radiate"
Jonathan Finlayson - trumpet
Steve Lehman - alto sax
Liberty Ellman - guitar and composition
Jose Davila - tuba and trombone
Stephan Crump - double bass
Damion Reid - drums


For info and costs please contact Alberto Lofoco


• links •

Biography

Videos

Discography with selected music

Press

Steve Lehman at Bandcamp



• texts and quotes •

ARTICLES:

McLean's Scene: Jackie McLean as Improviser, Educator and Activist
Published in the journal "Critical Studies in Improvisation" Vol. 3, No. 2 (2008)
Presented on September 6, 2006 at the University of Guelph and on October 10, 2006 at Columbia University.
Italian translation and adaptation by Luca Conti as Jackie McLean: Improvvisatore! Educatore! Attivista! in "Musica Jazz", n. 776, luglio 2015.

I Love You With an Asterisk: African-American Experimental Composers and the French Jazz Press, 1970-1980
Published in the journal "Critical Studies in Improvisation" Vol. 1, No. 2 (2005)

Liminality as a Framework for Composition: Rhythmic Thresholds, Spectral Harmonies and Afrological Improvisation
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the degree of Doctoral of Musical Arts in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University (2012)



PRESS QUOTES:

Music of genuinely visionary importance, a way forward for the art.
PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ

The most advanced compositional thinking in jazz today.
PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY

This music is astonishing.
ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Superb... immediately gripping... perfectly ultramodern.
NY TIMES

A major new voice in Jazz.
BBC RADIO

Trailblazing saxophonist Steve Lehman has been reshaping the sound of avant-garde jazz for the better part of a decade.
FLAVORPILL

One of the most remarkable new saxophonists to emerge in the past 10 years.
SIGNAL TO NOISE

One of the most exciting saxophone voices on the current scene.
THE WIRE

Intellect and action are inseparable in Mr. Lehman's music. His Cognition suite, a series of four pieces from the album, invokes the names of four wide receivers for the Houston Oilers, about 1990. Digging into those pieces with the quintet, Mr. Lehman appeared to lose himself in deep concentration, but he was also crouched and coiled, ready for any exertion.
NEW YORK TIMES

The thing with Lehman is you never know when he's playing the changes and when he's going outside because he has the smarts to make the one sound like the other.
THE VILLAGE VOICE

Lehman is making his own spiritual and creative journey without succumbing to dogma or style.
THE WIRE




INTERVIEWS:

WBGO - Audio inteview by Josh Jackson

All About Jazz - "Grooving Not Repeating" by Phil Dipietro

TomaJazz Interview (in spanish)



REVIEWS:

New Music Box - Wow and How: "Steve Lehman' Unexpected Confluences" (+ audio interview) by Frank J. Oteri

NPR's Fresh Air from WHYY - Audio review of "Travail, Transformation and Flow" by Kevin Whitehead

A Blog Supreme / NPR Jazz - "Listening Session" by Josh Jackson and Ben Ratliff

New York Times - Review of "Travail, Transformation and Flow" CD release concert by Nate Chinen

All Music Guide - Review of "Travail, Transformation and Flow" by Michael G. Nastos

Washington City Paper - Review of "Travail, Transformation and Flow"

All About Jazz - Review of "Travail, Transformation and Flow" by Troy Collins

All About Jazz - Review of "Travail, Transformation and Flow" by Mark Turner

All About Jazz - Review of "Travail, Transformation and Flow" by Kurt Gottschalk

Columbia University Public Affairs - Artist Profile

The Guardian (UK newspaper) - Review of "Travail, Transformation and Flow" by John Fordham

Los Angeles Times - Review of "Travail, Transformation and Flow" by Chris Barton

Il Giornale della Musica - Review of "Travail, Transformation and Flow" by Stefano Zenni (in italian)

Il Giornale della Musica - Review of Steve Lehman Octet in Prato by Antonio Pellicori (in italian)

New York Time - Review of Octet at The Stone by Nate Chinen (2014)

The Brooklyn Rail - Review of "Mise en Abime" by George Grella (2014)

The Guardian - Review of "Mise en Abime" by John Fordham (2014)

All About Jazz Italy - Review of "Mise en Abime" by Luca Canini (in italian, 2014)

The Wall Street Journal - Review of "Mise en Abime" by Martin Johnson (2014)

All About Jazz - Review of "Mise en Abime" by Dan Bilawsky (2014)

Quaderni d'altri tempi - Review of "Mise en Abime" by Elia Moretti (in italian, 2014)

 
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