Combining influences from Duke Ellington, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Melt Banana, bassist and composer Adam Lane stretches the terms jazz and chamber Music beyond convention. His blend of music and performance art takes listeners on a meticulously orchestrated joyride, with horns, strings, electronics, spoken word, and the occasional vacuum cleaner. As a composer he has been recognized by critics world wide as innovative (Signal to Noise) and forward thinking, (Jazziz) and as a player he has contributed to important new recordings by artist such as John Tchicai and Tom Waits.
Forthcoming projects include FO(U)R BEING(S) by the Adam Lane Quartet, featuring John Tchicai, Paul Smoker, and Barry Altschul (C.I.M.P), DUO MUSIC with Blaise Siwula (Cadence Jazz) and NOWHERE ZEN: Chamber Works and Solo Statements (Evander Music), all to be released in late summer 2002. He will be recording a cd of duo music with John Tchicai in Oct. 2002 to be released on the C.I.M.P label.
In October of 1999 Lane's recording Hollywood Wedding was released on Cadence Jazz Records to critical acclaim. The recording features 10 of Lane’s original compositions performed by 6 different ensembles under his leadership. The ensembles range from a large 20 piece improvising orchestra with a mix of traditional jazz interments, electronics, processing, and risqu? vocalizing, to electric chamber to acoustic trios to Mingus-style small big bands.