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Steve Lehman Quintet: On Meaning

Read "On Meaning" reviewed by Troy Collins

Saxophonist Steve Lehman is a Fulbright scholar and former student of legendary saxophonists Jackie McLean and Anthony Braxton. His recent collaborations with pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Liberty Ellman have found him further expanding the intricate polyrhythms and asymmetrical structures that define the M- Base aesthetic. Incorporating the angular polyphony of Braxton's concepts with the advanced ...


Steve Lehman Quintet: On Meaning

Read "Steve Lehman Quintet: On Meaning" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

Steve Lehman Quintet

On Meaning
Pi Recordings


This release by alto saxophonist Steve Lehman places him in the vanguard of great new composer/performers. Not only does his music explore an idiosyncratic array of complex harmonic and rhythmic ideas, but Lehman and his remarkable band are capable of ...

Steve Lehman Quintet: Artificial Light

Read "Artificial Light" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

There have been some quiet rumblings about the young Steve Lehman. The New York alto saxophonist won Downbeat's award for “best alto saxophonist under 21" in 1997 and has studied under sax greats Jackie McLean and Anthony Braxton. His recent associations with his contemporaries include bassist Mark Dresser and pianist Vijay Iyer, with the trio Fieldwork. ...


Steve Lehman Quintet: Structural Fire

Read "Structural Fire" reviewed by Derek Taylor

The brashness of youth has usually yielded bountiful harvest in the fields of modern jazz. Consider the crackling work of a fresh-faced Lee Morgan in Dizzy Gillespie’s touring band of the early Fifties, or the brazen sounds of a cherub-cheeked Jackie McLean in Miles Davis’ outfit of the same time period. The list is virtually endless ...