Exposé Online banner

Eric Glick Rieman / Lesli Dalaba / Stuart Dempster — Lung Tree
(ReR Megacorp RDD, 2008/2005, CD)

by Sean McFee, Published 2006-05-01

Lung Tree Cover art

Although its presence on Recommended tells you something, all three of these musicians are likely little-known outside improvising circles. Rieman is the main force behind Lung Tree, as performer, mixer, and producer. Dalaba has recorded with a who’s who in the avant world and has a release on Tzadik. Dempster has recorded for New Albion. Lung Tree is a series of improvisations with Dalaba on trumpet and Dempster mainly on trombone (also didgeridoo and other neat stuff). Rieman, a keyboardist, plays mostly on “prepared Rhodes,” a Fender Rhodes that has been cut apart and reassembled in some sort of Frankenstein-ian way. The pieces are soft and slow-moving, languid, with atmospheres created by the modified Rhodes mixing with the plaintive cries of the horns. The pieces with piano sound a bit more like avant-garde jazz, although this is really because of timbres and Rieman’s previous experience performing Cecil Taylor and others. The Rhodes/horn trios are more alien and unique. I can’t even begin to compare this to anything, but those who enjoy improv and don’t need it too aggressive and noisy will find Lung Tree quite enjoyable.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 33, 2005 releases, 2008 recordings

Related artist(s): Lesli Dalaba, Stuart Dempster, Eric Glick Rieman

Latest news

2017-10-18
Phil Miller RIP – Sad word reaches us today of the passing of another of the great musicians of the Canterbury Scene — guitarist Phil Miller. His distinctive sound added greatly to Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, and National Health, and he also contributed to albums by Caravan, Dave Stewart $amp; Barbara Gaskin, and many others. He was 68. » Read more

2017-10-13
Moonjune to Distribute Tony Levin's Back Catalog – It has been announced that Moonjune will now handle distribution for Tony Levin's catalog of releases. These great albums will now be a bit easier to get hold of, so check out the site and see what you're missing. The veteran of King Crimson and Stick Men worked with a host of great players on these albums, and we've reviewed most of them over the course of the years. » Read more

2017-09-26
Bandcamp Shines Light on Niches We Like – Bandcamp has developed into one of the best places to discover new music, and even a lot of old music is showing up there. In addition, their staff has been producing periodic articles spotlighting some interesting stylistic areas. On 20 September, they published one called "The New Face of Prog Rock" which bears checking out. » Read more

2017-09-06
Holger Czukay RIP – Holger Czukay, a musical experimentalist without boundaries who has been involved with expanding the sound palette of rock music since the late 60s, has died at the age of 79. After studying with Karlheinz Stockhausen in the early 60s, he became fascinated with the possibilities of rock music, and was a co-founder of the pioneering group Can. He leaves behind an impressive body of work both as musician and producer. » Read more

2017-08-22
John Abercrombie RIP – Another of the greats of jazz guitar has left us. John Abercrombie plied his way through a beautiful series of albums on the ECM label as well as bringing his talent to bear on albums by many of jazz's greatest artists. From his early work in the group Dreams to Gateway and outstanding work with Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Wheeler, and many more to his own trios and quartets, he brought a unique instrumental voice to the world. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Germinale - Germinale – One of the better of the new Italian progressive bands, their eponymous debut just escaped the second part of our "New Italian Progressive Rock Scene" overview back in issue #4. So with the...  (1996) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues