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Jason Stein Quartet: Lucille! (Delmark)

Bass clarinetist Jason Stein is in a major comfort zone on Lucille! Named after his now 3-year-old daughter, the album features a pair of his Chicago cronies, Keefe Jackson (on tenor saxophone and contrabass clarinet) and Joshua Abrams (on bass). Three of the songs come from the timeless triumvirate of Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz and … Read More “Jason Stein Quartet: Lucille! (Delmark)”

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Jason Stein Quartet: The Story This Time

The bass clarinet, despite the thrilling efforts of Eric Dolphy, Bennie Maupin, David Murray and others, has long been considered a secondary jazz instrument, a curiosity. But not by Jason Stein. Smartly, the Chicagoan doesn’t treat his unconventional woodwind as a novelty, yet he is also well aware that he’s got something different happening. If … Read More “Jason Stein Quartet: The Story This Time”

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