Saturday, December 26, 2015

USA: Chris Lightcap - Bigmouth(CLEAN FEED 2015)

“Righteous… The songs are suffused with locomotion and informed by choice aspects of West African music…it just works.” – Nate Chinen, The New York Times

“Lightcap is a smart composer of driving music; his tunes breathe, with plenty of room for horn interplay…It’s a brawny unit, but also at ease — a muscle car with an unconcerned foot on the gas”
– Patrick Jarenwattananon, NPR

“Brimmingly alive… from start to finish this music sings.” – Lloyd Sachs, DownBeat

When Chris Lightcap – a celebrated composer and bassist who has lent his huge sound, propulsive groove and creative vision to a wide-ranging array of artists including Marc Ribot, Regina Carter, Tomasz Stanko, Joe Morris and Matt Wilson – first assembled his own group over ten years ago, he had no idea it would develop into a viable entity. “I just put us all together to amuse myself and see what would happen,” he recollects. Four acclaimed CDs and countless sold-out shows later, Bigmouth has evolved into one of today’s most accomplished creative music ensembles.

Chris Cheek (ts), Chris Lightcap (b), Craig Taborn (p), Gerald Cleaver (d), Tony Malaby (ts),