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Musician

Chris Lightcap

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Chris Lightcap is a bassist and composer with a wide-ranging performing and recording career. He has worked with Craig Taborn, Regina Carter, Marc Ribot, Glen Hansard, Mark Turner, John Medeski, Jason Moran, The Kronos Quartet, Tomasz Stanko, Chris Potter, Paul Motian, John Scofield, Dave Liebman, Paquito D’Rivera, Anthony Braxton, Joe Morris, Sheila Jordan, James Carter, Butch Morris, Ben Monder, Mary Halvorson, and many other artists. His playing is featured on over 80 albums and as a bandleader/composer he has produced six critically acclaimed albums of original music.

Album

Bigmouth

Label: Blue Moon
Released: 2003
Track listing: 1. Neptune, 2. Big Mouth, 3. Celebratorial, 4. Dig a Pony, 5. Pacifico, 6. Loopy, 7. Blues for Carlos, 8. Music Minus One.

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Chris Lightcap Quartet: Big Mouth

Read "Big Mouth" reviewed by Farrell Lowe


With the release of Bigmouth, Chris Lightcap's sophomore effort on the Fresh Sound label, he continues to carve a unique niche into the modern jazz world. His music adroitly surfs the waves between mainstream and avant-garde sensibilities, managing to do so without insulting either camp. The quartet is comprised of two strong tenor sax players up ...

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Chris Lightcap Quartet: Bigmouth

Read "Bigmouth" reviewed by Phil DiPietro


The jazz world has more than a few parallels to the world of sports, but unfortunately isn't given the same level of coverage and scrutiny. The rise of the formerly- regarded “team player" to sudden “all-star" status based on a reshuffling of the supporting cast is common to both worlds. Chris Lightcap now affirms his talents ...


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