Born: June 5, 1955
Erica Lindsay, tenor saxophonist and composer, currently leads her own quartet featuring Francesca Tanksley on piano, and co-leads a quartet with pianist Sumi Tonooka that features Bob Braye and Rufus Reid. Two new recordings with these ensembles respectively are, Yes - Live at the Rosendale Cafe and the soon to be released, Initiation. She also currently performs with the Oliver Lake Big Band, the Baikida Carroll Quintet, the Howard Johnson, Hojo5 Quintet, the Jeff Siegel Quartet and the San Francisco-based group, Trace Elements. Her most recent recordings with these ensembles are, Cloth (Oliver Lake Big Band), Magical Spaces and Live in Europe (Jeff Siegel Quartet), Marionettes on a High Wire, (Baikida Carroll Quintet), and Parallel Universe (Trace Elements). Lindsay is presently working on releasing two duo projects: one with percussionist Ricky Carter (Soulcatcher) and the other with drummer Bob Braye (Oceans)....
- Initiation by Woodrow Wilkins
- Initiation by Raul d'Gama Rose
- Initiation by Jakob Baekgaard
- Initiation by Dan McClenaghan
Elsewhere, she blows with elegance and grace on the introspective “Dusk-Fall” and the mesmerizing “Night of Roses.” - Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes (May 01, 2009)
Lindsay lights it up on the urgent title track, the cooker “Dance of the Elves” and the modal “Gotta Get to It.” - Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes (May 01, 2009)
Erica Lindsay's profound, soul-searching technique straddles Coltrane’s spirituality and Joe Henderson’s fiery versatility...