WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Seattle-bred and Brooklyn-based instrumentalist Jessica Lurie brings her individual sound to diverse types of music while preserving their stylistic authenticity. She performs on alto sax, flute, accordion and sings. Supported by a band that includes keyboards, guitar, acoustic bass, drums with a bit of banjo and "tape recorder" thrown in, the music is often "jazz" for lack of a better description. Lurie liberally mixes in folk, rock, avant garde, Eastern European and New Orleans stylings. It makes for a coherent, compelling and expansive sound, held together by an adventurous attitude that serves as the catalyst for music that's loose but never pointless. Her 2009 release Shop Of Wild Dreams (co-produced by Todd Sickafoose) is ... "one of the most unique and stimulating recordings to come out of that delectable netherworld between jazz and non-jazz." (Something Else).