With every new project, alto saxophonist Steve Lehman surprises with his caleidoscopic vision. He collaborated with underground rappers on the album Sélébéyone while previously immersing himself in spectral music, a compositional method from the French avant-garde. He adapted compositions by Bud Powell, John Coltrane and raps from GZA and Camp Lo as well as film music from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. On his recent album The People I Love, a jazz melody by Kenny Kirkland appears alongside an acoustic interpretation of the electronica of Autechre. Lehman recorded the album with his working trio plus pianist Craig Taborn. Now he’s back at the BIMHUIS with double bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Damion Reid. ‘The People I Love is an entirely successful convergence of 20th– and 21st-century notions of melody, rhythm and group interaction’ (Downbeat). ‘Acoustic music that feels electric, or a sense of electricity snaking through an acoustic sound environment … Deeply rooted in the past, this is nonetheless modernism with an all-seeing eye on the future’ (Jazzwise). ‘A state-of-the-art musical thinker’, ‘a dazzling saxophonist’ (New York Times over Steve Lehman). ‘The People I Love is an entirely successful convergence of 20th– and 21st-century notions of melody, rhythm and group interaction’ (Downbeat). ‘Acoustic music that feels electric, or a sense of electricity snaking through an acoustic sound environment … Deeply rooted in the past, this is nonetheless modernism with an all-seeing eye on the future’ (Jazzwise). ‘A state-of-the-art musical thinker’, ‘a dazzling saxophonist’ (New York Times over Steve Lehman).