LAMPERT: Music From There. Steve Lampert, trpt; Rich Perry, t sax; Jamie Baum, fl; Adam Kolker, b cl; John Hebert, bass; Rick Cutler, Jeff Hirshfield, drums; Jim Clouse, perc; Sue Lampert, vocals. Bridge 9235. 59 minutes.
Steve Lampert’s Music From There is a 12 movement genre-hopping suite that incorporates free jazz, composed jazz, composed “classical” passages, and electronics. In terms of its overall sound, it reminds me more of Miles Davis in his electric period than anything else, though that may have as much to do with extensive use of harmon mutes on the trumpets than anything else.
There’s a lot to recommend this disc. The playing is very good, the ensemble very tight, especially when it swings, which is probably not often enough. The sound is great, as usual for Bridge. Recommended for fans of the genre.