CHRIS CHEEK, tenor sax/ TONY MALABY, tenor sax/ CRAIG TABORN, piano/ CHRIS LIGHTCAP, bass/ GERALD CLEAVER, drums
"...a jazz supergroup ...Lightcap is channeling the bass thrum and compositional spirit of Charles Mingus, mixed with the genre daredevilry of Sex Mob or the Bad Plus." - Britt Robson, JazzTimes
KEN VANDERMARK, tenor sax/ KRIS DAVIS, piano/ ERIC REVIS, bass/ CHAD TAYLOR, drums
Revis’s playing is personal and distinctive: his tone deep and woody, his execution, agile, melodic and clear. A musical polyglot, Revis is comfortable in any setting, any direction. His skills as a band leader and composer are equally profound and inspiring.
INGRID LAUBROCK, tenor sax/ TIM BERNE, alto sax/ BEN GERSTEIN, trombone/ DAN PECK, tuba/ TOM RAINEY, drums
"Abstraction and reification, accentuation and accumulation, laid-back and pushing. The music of this quintet thrives on strong contrasts and the tension they create. The dynamic spectrum is almost taken to its limits, a lot of things are happening simultaneously."
ALBERT SANZ, piano/ JAVIER COLINA, bass/ AL FOSTER, drums
"Sanz has a wealth of good, unfamiliar songs in his armoury. With his strong musical personality, he is a pianist and arranger of real quality. He belongs alongside players of the class and the renown of Al Foster." - Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News
ORRIN EVANS, piano/ ERIC REVIS, bass/ NASHEET WAITS, drums
"Tarbaby exists in an undocumentable realm. Regarding it on record is like playing with an action figure of a T-Rex. This is the kind of sweet, jovial thunder that you have to hear in nature." Hank Shteamer - Time Out NY
JEN SHYU, vocals, , violin, gayageum, Taiwanese moon lute, piano, dance/ MAT MANERI, viola/ CHRIS DINGMAN, vibraphone/ DAN WEISS, drums
"The ambition of the singer and composer Jen Shyu keeps pushing outward "..." There’s great erudition in her work, but she wears it lightly; what you notice, both in her singing and her band-leading, is wild originality, purpose and discipline." - Ben Ratliff (The New York Times)".