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Steve Lantner Quartet: Given - Live In Munster

Read "Given - Live In Munster" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


L'atmosfera riflessiva, destrutturata, irreale e sospesa di piano e sax, all'inizio del primo brano, è la perfetta introduzione a un percorso che si sviluppa attraverso una musica atonale e lungo una traiettoria di perfetta libertà organizzata. Il disco, pur mantenendo sempre una dimensione fortemente astratta, alterna momenti di forte atonalità, ma sempre in qualche modo eterei ...

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Steve Lantner Quartet: Given - Live In Munster

Read "Given - Live In Munster" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Pianist Steve Lantner possesses the uncanny and, in certain respects, enviable manner to triumphantly fuse free-jazz elements with microtonal inferences and the twelve-tone system. With a superb support structure in place featuring a wonderful foil in multi-reedman Allan Chase, Lantner's quartet presents a study in contrasts, all enhanced with its radiating contrapuntal maneuvers and synergistic group-centric ...

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Steve Lantner Quartet: Paradise Road

Read "Paradise Road" reviewed by James Taylor


Three tracks and 56 minutes deep, Paradise Road is a workout--for listener and artists alike. The moods range from caffeinated and frenetic to thoughtful and subdued, with each member of the quartet holding the spotlight for a moment and none outshining the other. Steve Lantner's compositions bring together the best of the American ...

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Steve Lantner Quartet: Paradise Road

Read "Paradise Road" reviewed by Troy Collins


Recorded live at the Skycap Festival in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Paradise Road is the debut recording of pianist Steve Lantner's new quartet. Lantner's trio, last heard on Blue Yonder (Skycap, 2005), featured the energetic pianist accompanied by Joe Morris and Luther Gray, on bass and drums respectively. The spirited trio is now a quartet, augmented by saxophonist ...


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