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Steve Lantner Trio: What You Can Throw

Read "What You Can Throw" reviewed by Troy Collins

Seamlessly integrating divergent threads of musical history into a singular style, Boston-based pianist Steve Lantner has established himself as an artist to watch. His third trio recording and fifth as a leader, What You Can Throw is definitive--a swinging maelstrom of lyrically disjointed melodies and abstruse rhythms. Lantner is joined by his regular rhythm ...

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Steve Lantner Trio: What You Can Throw

Read "What You Can Throw" reviewed by Chris May

There are times, during the loping, rollicking “New Routine" which opens this album by pianist Steve Lantner's trio, that it sounds, and even more emphatically, feels like you are listening to one of pianist/composer Thelonious Monk's great trios of the early 1950s--shades of “Blue Monk," “Bemsha Swing" and “Little Rootie Tootie" jostle, accommodate and morph into ...

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Steve Lantner Trio: Blue Yonder

Read "Blue Yonder" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Pianist Steve Lantner, an active player in Boston's improvised music community, has an ear for the unexpected. His last trio outing, Saying So, established him as a literate, empathetic voice devoted to expanding language and lyricism through understatement. On this freely improvised followup, he breaks down a number of barriers, exploring territory marked by more overt ...

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Steve Lantner Trio: Saying So

Read "Saying So" reviewed by AAJ Staff

On Saying So, free jazz pianist Steve Lantner gives new meaning to the word lyrical. He extends beyond gentle melodies to emphasize communication, and thus tell a story. Lantner builds statements, exclamations, and questions--and that feeling comes from his phrasing. When he's out front, Lantner has a particularly articulate way of putting things together. It's not ...

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Steve Lantner Trio: Saying So

Read "Saying So" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This recording and guitarist Joe Morris' Age of Everything represent two new releases on Morris' revitalized Riti Records label. Based on two previous outings for Leo Records, modern jazz/improvising pianist Steve Lantner's radiantly novel approach contains the stuff that provides the earmarks for a fruitful career. He has recorded with Mat Maneri (violin) and ...


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