(Booking in North America & Europe)
Chris Lightcap – electric bass
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Chris Cheek – tenor saxophone
Craig Taborn – keyboards
Gerald Cleaver – drums
Jonathan Goldberger – guitar
Curtis Hasselbring – guitar
Dan Rieser – drums
September 24-30, 2019 (NORTH AMERICA / EUROPE): **BOOK NOW**
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With SuperBigmouth, the bassist and composer Chris Lightcap combines his two critically acclaimed ensembles, Bigmouth and Superette, into a powerhouse comprised of today’s most accomplished and celebrated musical figures. The groups’s ambitious, bold new recording is set for release the the fall of 2019 and features 8 of Lightcap’s original compositions.
Lightcap's music explores the depth and versatility of the bands’s wide-ranging musical personalities, juxtaposing joyfully infectious collective improvising, deep grooves from across the musical spectrum, intricate counterpoint, vast harmonic landscapes and gravity-defying solos.
Bigmouth, made up of keyboardist Craig Taborn, tenor saxophonists Tony Malaby, and Chris Cheek and drummer Gerald Cleaver has performed and recorded with Lightcap for the past 15 years, and the group’s most recent CD, "Epicenter" was named one of the best releases of the year by the New York Times, NPR, Downbeat, the LA times and many other outlets. Together they have toured throughout the US and Europe, including festival appearances at Willisau, Saalfeden, North Sea, Ljubljana and Earshot.
Superette is Lightcap’s electric band featuring drummer Dan Rieser and guitarists Jonathan Goldberger, and Curtis Hasselbring. The group’s self-titled debut album was released in 2018 and features special guests guitarist Nels Cline and organist John Medeski. The album was dubbed the "best pure rock instrumental CD in years" by Goldmine Magazine and "superb" by All Music Guide, which also named "Superette" one of the best albums of 2018.
Lightcap has lent his huge sound, propulsive groove and creative vision to an impressively wide-ranging array of artists including Regina Carter, Tomasz Stanko, Julian Lage, Joe Morris, Marc Ribot and Matt Wilson. His playing can be heard on a diverse collection of critically acclaimed albums, including Taborn’s latest release on ECM records, “Daylight Ghosts” and Carter’s recent Sony albums.
SuperBigmouth was co-produced by David Breskin, recorded by Andy Taub, mixed by Ron Saint Germain and mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk. It was developed with support from Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works Commissioning and Ensemble Development program, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.