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Daniel Lehner

Slide-worker's apprentice

About Me

I'm a freelance jazz musician in the New York area (graduate of William Paterson New Jersey) and also a freelance writer in the New York/New Jersey area. My love for jazz started with John Coltrane's "Blue Train" in middle school and has exploded into all sub-genres, sounds, and time periods of jazz, from Jack Teagarden to Kneebody. The jazz I have reviewed is mostly in the modern "creative music" vein, but I have a love and enthusiasm for all musics under (and outside) the jazz umbrella. I've began writing for AllAboutJazz in the summer of 2010 and since then have covered single-act performances, festivals, CD reviews and have also conducted several interviews. I've also covered acts like Kneebody for Feast of Music. The artists I've covered/reviewed/interviewed include: Roy Haynes, The Undead Music Festival, Winter Jazzfest, Alan Ferber Nonet, Either/Orchestra, Billy Test, Less Magnetic, Susana Santos-Silva, Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Orchestra, Jen Shyu, Chris Combs (of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey),Theo Bleckmann, Amir El-Saffar and Shane Endsley.

My Favorites

  1. Andrew Hill - Black Fire / Compulsion / Point of Departure / Smoke Stack / Time Lines
  2. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Ugetsu
  3. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  4. Bjork - Homogenic
  5. Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um / Mingus at Antibes
  6. Charlie Parker - Bird at St. Nicks / Complete Dial / New York Anthology
  7. Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth - Deluxe
  8. Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
  9. Dave Douglas - Strange Liberation
  10. Dave Holland Quintet - Extended Play / Not For Nothin / Prime Directive
  11. Dexter Gordon - Go! / Our Man in Paris
  12. Fieldwork - Door
  13. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
  14. Grachan Moncur III - Evolution
  15. Gyorgi Ligeti - Piano Etudes
  16. Horace Silver - The Cape Verdean Blues
  17. J Dilla - Donuts / The Shining
  18. JJ Johnson - The Eminent Vol. 1+2
  19. Jacob Garchik - At Play
  20. Jason Moran - Facing Left
  21. Joe Henderson - Inner Urge
  22. Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 3
  23. John Coltrane - Blue Train / Coltrane's Sound / Live at Birdland
  24. John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble - Eternal Interlude
  25. Josh Roseman Unit - Treats for the Nightwalker
  26. Kneebody - Break Me
  27. Kronos Quartet - Floodplain / The Cusp of Magic
  28. Kurt Rosenwinkel - Deep Song / The Next Step / Intuit
  29. Lennie Tristano - The Complete Atlantic Recordings
  30. Madvillian - Madvilliany
  31. Maurice Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
  32. Miles Davis - Workin / Steamin / Cookin / Relaxin / Live at the Plugged Nickel
  33. Mos Def - The Ecstatic
  34. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
  35. Q-Tip - The Renaissance
  36. Radiohead - Kid A / Amnesiac / In Rainbows / Ok Computer
  37. Rancid - And Out Come the Wolves
  38. The Roots - Illadelph Halflife S
  39. Sonny Rollins - Live at the Village Vanguard
  40. Steve Lehman Octet - Travail Transformation and Flow
  41. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
  42. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
  43. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
  44. Warne Marsh - Warne Marsh / Intuition
  45. Wayne Shorter - Juju / Speak No Evil
  46. Wu Tang Clan - Enter the 36 Chambers

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