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Steve Lantner

Steve Lantner brings the disparate natures of a wide range of musical styles--free improvisation, jazz, contemporary chamber and microtonal music--together to create an all encompassing voice that is uniquely his.

He is known for his originality, energy, versatility and a style that places melody and harmony back on the improviser's palette alongside texture, velocity and abstraction.

Part of his pursuit is to find a new language that embraces the deep traditions of Jazz without picking one side or the other in its dichotomy--to establish a style that embraces the breadth of all the developments at our disposal.

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His fertile imagination seems to explode with ideas that he can barely fit into the space provided. ~ Nils Jacobson - allaboutjazz.com

Steve Lantner's radiantly novel approach contains the stuff that provides the earmarks for a fruitful career....No doubt, Lantner is an inventor who pushes his craft to the limits....Essentially, they investigate the free zone but perform with the refinement and elegance of a seasoned and well-disciplined jazz piano trio. This wonderful outing should not slip into a state of secrecy! Compulsory listening! ~ Glenn Astarita - All About Jazz, 7/18/02

Blue Yonder is a tour de force for Boston-area pianist Steve Lantner. His range is vast, covering most strains of jazz-based improvisation as well as an unusually broad knowledge of techniques lifted from European-derived art music. He swings like a madman and abstracts like a mutha. Throw in a huge imagination, and you've got a tremendous piano player. ~ Chris Kelsey - JazzTimes

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Given - Live In...

Hat Hut Records
2009

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What You Can Throw

Hat Hut Records
2008

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Paradise Road

Skycap Records
2006

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Blue Yonder

Skycap Records
2005

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Saying So

Riti Records
2002

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Reaching

hat ART
2000

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