“...a solid release.” - KUSP FM Santa Cruz, Larry Blood
blink. is a band founded in Chicago in 2006 that blends rock and improvisation in new and exciting ways. Their new album on ears&eyes Records pays tribute to the great saxophonist/composer, Steve Lacy, by interpreting five of his compositions and debuting five original songs that are inspired by Lacy's energy and aesthetic.
Jeff Greene - basses/compositions/arrangements
Quin Kirchner - drums
Dave Miller - guitar
Greg Ward - alto sax
This is a digital-only release.
released July 29, 2016
Jeff Greene’s Liner Notes:
Steve Lacy’s music is power and beauty. It’s fearless and vulnerable. His commitment to craft on his instrument and in composition rival only his greatest inspiration, master musician Thelonious Monk. I first heard Steve Lacy as a student, then trying to learn about my own musical abilities and to study the masters. It was his live album, The Rent, which captured my attention. There is a palpable urgency present in this recording that is far bigger than three individuals, only a trio of soprano saxophone, double bass, and drums, that inspires me after nearly fifteen years.
This recording is a challenge to myself and to this ensemble; to manipulate five of Lacy’s compositions and filter them through our common language, and to compose five original pieces born out of characteristic elements I uncovered while learning Lacy’s music. My hope is that our music inspires you to make your own discoveries, and that it resonates within you for even a single day, let alone years.
Dedicated to Steve Lacy (1934-2004)
- Jeff, June 23, 2016
Recorded and mixed at I.V. Lab by Shane Hendrickson, Chicago IL
Mastered by Ed Tinley, Winter Park FL
Cover art by Matthew Maxwell
Release Trailer by Matthew Golombisky
Released on Chicago-based indie label, ears&eyes Records: