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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

Rising Sun

Label: Irrabagast Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Sundance; Alliance; Hoodootoo; Bebop; Mammoth; Rising Sun; Needles.

Album

Pond Life

Label: Dreck to Disk Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Poor Man’s Speedball; Type A; Surds; Still Drinkin’?; Pond Life; Four Is More; Moving Target; That Day; Motooz; Lake Of Greater Remnants.

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Article: Catching Up With

Will Bernard Finds His Own Path To Jazz Career

Read "Will Bernard Finds His Own Path To Jazz Career" reviewed by Jim Trageser


Guitarist Will Bernard doesn't consider himself a “regular" jazz player. He says this occurred to him when he was being asked to play on some recording sessions in New York. “In New York, I've been doing some recording—I did three records for PosiTone, which is more of a jazz label. They're actually ...

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Article: Album Review

Will Bernard: Pond Life

Read "Pond Life" reviewed by Mark Corroto


All great performances, be they athletic or musical, start with a solid base. For guitarist Will Bernard that is a trio with drummer Ches Smith (Ceramic Dog, Snakeoil) and completing Bernard's bass (sic) with both the acoustic and electric input of bassist Chris Lightcap. Upon this foundation Bernard is inspired to expand his music with the ...

Article: Multiple Reviews

Samo Šalamon, prolifica libertà

Read "Samo Šalamon, prolifica libertà" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Chitarrista e compositore sloveno assai prolifico e dalle mille frequentazioni, Samo Šalamon, che abbiamo appena intervistato compare nelle situazioni più disparate in questi dodici lavori pubblicati tra il 2018 e il 2022, con il recentissimo omaggio a Eric Dolphy, figurandovi comunque sempre come titolare o contitolare. Vediamoli uno a uno fino. Samo Šalamon, ...

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Article: Album Review

Gerald Cleaver: Griots

Read "Griots" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Gerald Cleaver's Griots confirms just how far creative musicians have developed since the appearance of drum machines, music workstations and software modular synthesizers. A drummer by trade, Cleaver can be heard in innumerable ensembles including those of Ivo Perelman, Chris Lightcap, Steve Swell and Tomasz Stanko, to name just a few. His craft has blossomed beyond ...

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Article: Interview

Dan McCarthy: A Place Where We Once Lived

Read "Dan McCarthy: A Place Where We Once Lived" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


By February of 2019, Dan McCarthy had reached the end of his time in New York. “The movers had come and packed everything up, and my wife and son were already in Toronto at my parents' house. I was at our apartment in Crown Heights and I only had a few things, including my vibes," he ...

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Article: Jazz Raconteurs

Tony Malaby: Turnpike Diaries

Read "Tony Malaby: Turnpike Diaries" reviewed by Dave Kaufman


COVID-19 has decimated the live music business and left many jazz musicians without the much-needed income from gigs. The absence of live music has been partially compensated for by livestream performances and a small number of outdoor gigs, including those supported by the Arts for Arts group. Nevertheless, feel-good stories have been few and far between ...

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Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2020
Duration: 3:51


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