|Travail, Transformation, and Flow is an important new recording from the Steve Lehman Octet that marks the first fully realized exploration of spectral harmony in the history of recorded jazz. In spectral music, instrumental overtones are blended together to create striking new harmonies, which Lehman has astonishingly adapted as a platform for jazz improvisation. The result is an all-encompassing musical universe that advances a singular conception of rhythm, harmony, and improvisational form.
“The most advanced compositional thinking in jazz today.” — Philadelphia Weekly
“One of the most remarkable new saxophonists to emerge in the past 10 years.” — Signal to Noise
“Bracing and fiercely imagined.” — New York Times