“..an exceptionally strong contemporary jazz outing.”
Jeff Dayton-Johnson - AllAboutJazz
The improvisations are a study of the understanding between the four….the way each player nimbly threads his way into the spaces set by the others is quite astonishing.
Jerry D'Souza - AAJ
"For sheer output, it's astounding. And the depth of expression and degree of surprise represented here is remarkable"
Bill Milkowski - JazzTimes
VERY impressive and gets my MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating in the immediate.
A super solid outing that's loaded with the chops and passion to never let you down. Check it out.
Chris Spector - Midwest
...this is an excellent opportunity to hear a leading musician, who is also a sought-after teacher through whose work the shape of jazz to come is being fashioned.
Bruce Crowther – Swing2Bop
With over 2 hours of music, "Lifelines" is like a good book one wants to curl up with at the end of a long day and that can take you to different places.
Richard Kamins - Courant.com
|Agog - 6:51|
|Agni - 3:08|
|April Suite - 9:18|
|Chosen Path - 9:11|
|Lifelines - 6:21|
|Revisited Path - 2:12|
|Intersection - 3:53|
|An Afternoon By The Meadow - 2:38|
|Gymnastics/Skyscapes - 9:32|
|Ballad for Summer's End - 5:17|
|Elegy - 7:10|
|Fora Do Retrato - 6:52|
|Cosmic Kerfuffle 4:36|
|Doxian (Darken in Color) - 6:08|
|Expectation - 6:36|
|Candescence - 9:04|
|Distant Roads - 4:23|
|Flurries - 2:05|
|Dream Walker - 4:16|
|Eruption - 3:24|
|New Land -5:11|
|Lifelines is a 2 - CD set featuring:|
Chris Cheek soprano/tenor saxophones
Ben Monder guitar
Bruno Råberg acoustic bass
Ted Poor drums
Matt Wilson drums
Recorded at Systems 2, Brooklyn 2007