Chris Lightcap – Bass, Composer
Craig Taborn – Keyboards
Tony Malaby – Tenor Saxophone
Chris Cheek – Tenor Saxophone
Jonathan Goldberger – Guitar
Curtis Hasselbring – Guitar
Gerald Cleaver – Drums
Dan Rieser – Drums
Bassist and composer Chris Lightcap debuts SuperBigmouth, a new ensemble comprised of two groups, Bigmouth and Superette. SuperBigmouth consolidates Lightcap’s affinity for experimental composition and improvisation, as well as his love for west African music and pop songwriting.
Featuring tenor saxophonists, Tony Malaby and Chris Cheek, keyboardist Craig Taborn, and drummer Gerald Cleaver, Bigmouth has performed, recorded and toured together for the past 20 years. The group’s most recent album, Epicenter, was named one of the best albums of 2015 by the New York Times, NPR, and Los Angeles Times. Assembled in 2013, Superette is Lightcap’s all electric band featuring guitarists Jonathan Goldberger and Curtis Hasselbring alongside drummer Dan Rieser. The group’s forthcoming self-titled album will be released in the spring of 2018 and features special guests Nels Cline and John Medeski.
Chris Lightcap is a double bassist, bass guitarist, and composer from Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Currently based in New York, Lightcap has worked with Marc Ribot, Regina Carter, Craig Taborn, Glen Hansard, Mark Turner, John Medeski, Jason Moran, Tomasz Stanko, Chris Potter, Butch Morris, Ben Monder and more. As a bandleader / composer, he has produced four critically acclaimed albums; his playing is featured on over 70 albums.