Hot Cup

They call themselves "New York‘s Most Decorated Avant-Country Instrumental Merle Haggard Cover Band", and who am I to argue with that designation?

"Pretend lt's the End of the World is the debut album by Bryan and the Haggards, but these five...

The second album from the band who call themselves "New York‘s Most Decorated Avant-Country Instrumental Merle Haggard Cover Band", and who am I to argue with that designation?

"...their debut, is satisfying as both a commentary on Mr. Haggard’s.

This is a trio album by the saxist of Mostly Other People Do The Killing, joined by bassist Peter Brendler and the great free-bop drummer Barry Altschul. The cover is a great take-off of Sonny Rollins' "Way Out West" and I gotta say that this label...

"Pure jazz with rock attitude...Yes, Big Five Chord do accomplish jazz; a very new jazz." - Mark Corroto, 'All About Jazz'

"Lundbom doesn't fit the boxes that music is so conveniently placed in. His music is just as free as it's funky. It's...

"Hardbop + Zeppelin + Schoenberg" - Dave Madden, SLUG Magazine

"Forward-thinking, boundary-stretching jazz" - Eric Snider, Creative Loafing

"Quavers! Quavers! Quavers! Quavers! marks Lundbom's second album for Hot Cup (following 2009's..

Jon Lundbom, guitar Jon Irabagon, alto and soprano saxophones Bryan Murray, tenor and balto! saxophones Moppa Elliott, bass Dan Monaghan, drums.

"The daring guitarist/composer Jon Lundbom is back at it again, meting out intense, unpredictable...

Jon Lundbom-guitar
Jon Irabagon-sax
Bryan Murray-sax
Moppa Elliott-bass
Dan Monaghan-drums
“By now, guitarist Jon Lundbom should be getting more extensive attention...Lundbom plays and writes like a guy who’s digested a lot of different styles and can draw on them easily without being too obvious or referential with them. …[BVC fits] into Lundbom’s vision where strong post-bop melodies and rich voicings co-mingle with solos that aren’t afraid to kick up a cloud of dust. ...A jazz...

This trio recording featuring the leader and composer Jonathan Moritz on tenor and soprano saxophones, Shayna Dulberger on acoustic bass and Mike Pride on drums represents the first recording by a long-standing New York experimental jazz trio...

My favorite revolutionary sweethearts have either gone all soft or they are even more insidious than I thought, as this, their latest album, is a note for note re-creation of Kind Of Blue, the biggest selling jazz album of all time...

“After more than ten years, Mostly Other People Do the Killing sounds better than ever; reinvigorated, mischievous and perhaps more willing to take a deep breath in the midst of these multifaceted works.”-Karl Ackerman, All About Jazz

“If you thought the comic avant-garde free-jazz quartet Mostly Other People Do the Killing went off the deep end years ago, it just found a deeper spot.”-Steve Greenlee, Jazz Times

“…uber-talented musicians who have fun with jazz tradition and the music...

“The group that has always straddled the broad and fuzzy line between tradition and chaotic improvisation, has nevertheless managed that process with a mixture of sophistication, revelation and unbridled enthusiasm.” – Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz

"Over the past thirteen years, MOPDtK, led by bassist/composer Moppa Elliott, has earned a place at the forefront of jazz and improvised music, performing in a style that is at once rooted in the jazz tradition and highly improvised and unstructured...

MOPDTK is one of the great US jazz bands right now and have a number of really good works. This one is quite different, as it features the regular quartet : Peter Evans-trumpet, John Irabagon-saxes, Moppa Elliot-bass, Kevin Shea-drums along with David...

This 2004 release is the debut by this very young and fairly extraordinary group. The group consists of Peter Evans-trumpet, John Irabagon-saxes, Moppa Elliot-bass and Kevin Shea-drums. All the players are pretty great - the rhythm section is...

The bad boys of modern jazz return with their fifth album. What? No parody of a beloved, iconic jazz album cover? No titles named after little towns in Pennsylvania? (note: I was later informed by two customers that there is indeed a town in PA named...

This 2004 release is the debut by this very young and fairly extraordinary group. The group consists of Peter Evans-trumpet, John Irabagon-saxes, Moppa Elliot-bass and Kevin Shea-drums. All the players are pretty great - the rhythm section is...