John Lester Quartet – Jazz?
The new album sets ten modern rock songs into a late 1950’s jazz context and brings together John’s love for both great contemporary songwriting, and the open improvisation of a jazz quartet.
“Jazz?” was recorded in London at Eastcote Studios, and features John on vocals and double bass, with Theo Travis on saxophone and flute, Steve Lodder on piano, and Davide Giovannini on drums. The album was mixed in New York by Brian Montgomery at Spin Studios and mastered by Randy Merrill at Masterdisk.
After the albums release on October 2nd, John played launch parties in both New York and London, as well as touring Europe. He is now continuing to book shows in NYC. He plays Zinc Bar on February 26th with Tim Bulkley on drums and special guests Joel Frahm on sax and Michael Wolff on piano.
“Jazz?” recently moved into the JazzWeek Top 100 jazz albums, reaching #80, and reached #13 on the Roots Music Report. As 2013 begins, “Jazz?” enters it’s 16th week on the jazz charts.