Critic Quotes

"Lew Tabackin belongs to a rare species, being a Jazz Archaeologist and Adventurer all at once! Der Bund

Opportunities to experience the art of jazz improvisation are rare. What one hears at most jazz performances is the craft of jazz improvisation – its technique, its virtuosity, its entertainment.

Although that offers plenty of attractions, there's something even more special in hearing jazz that moves into the heart of the mysterious process of improvisation as artistic expression. Saxophonist Lew Tabackin's appearance this week ... he played a set ... that was a stunning example of a musician in full pursuit of his creative muse. L.A. Times Don Heckman


  • Tabackin - Inner City and RVC
  • Dual Nature - Inner City and RVC
  • Tenor Gladness with Wayne Marsh - Inner City and Disco Mate
  • Trackin' - RVC-Direct Disc
  • Vintage Tenor - RVC-Direct Disc
  • Black and Tan Fantasy - Disco Mate and Ascent-Jam
  • Threedom - Disco Mate
  • Phil Woods & Lew Tabackin - Omni Sound, also Evidence
  • My Old Flame - Atlas
  • Duo: John Lewis & Lew Tabackin - Toshiba EMI
  • The Lew Tabackin Quartet with Randy Brecker, Dannie Richmond, Cecil McBee - Toshiba EMI
  • Angelica - Toshiba EMI
  • Desert Lady - Concord
  • I'll Be Seeing You - Concord
  • What A Moonlight Can Do - Concord
  • Live At Vartans - Vartan Jazz
  • Tenority - Concord
  • L'Archduc, 'Round About Five - Igloo Jazz
  • Pyramid - Koch Jazz
  • Tanuki's Night Out - Lew Tabackin Trio-MF

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