Seat of the Pants
Lenny Carlson is a Los Angeles-born composer, arranger and guitarist. His music draws largely from jazz and classical traditions. He has produced four recordings of original music, and has composed for live performance, film, video and theater. He has received numerous awards, including a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Composition. Current composition projects include Three Episodes for Quintet, a jazz/classical fusion work, and Hyphen Dance, a tango for solo cello. Seat of the Pants is a wide-ranging collection of original music featuring Lenny Carlson on guitar, assisted by a stellar group including drummer Eddie Marshall, pianist Rebeca Mauleon, jazz bassist Bill Douglass, classical bassist Barry Green and Hal Richards on reeds and winds. There are mainstream and latin jazz tunes, solo piano rags and choral works, colorful arrangements and lots of inspired improvisation.