Named RISING STAR in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Downbeat Critics Poll
Sept 15, 2019 new release 'Ways' on
Hathut Records new label - ezz-thetics
Masa Kamaguchi & Billy Mintz
a set of improvised music
CD release date January 8, 2021
Kyoko Kitamura voice
Russ Lossing piano
Adam Kolker bass clarinet
Mark Helias bass
Two Song cycles composed by Russ Lossing based on the poems of Zen Masters Ryokan Taigu and Dogen Zenji, monks from the 18th & 13th Century, respectively.
Tracks 1-5, Ryokan
Tracks 6-10, Dogen
Chamber improvisation, song, poetry, sprechstimme and beautiful compositions.
The musical empathy is obvious.
-Mark Helias 2020
Russ Lossing - piano
Loren Stillman - alto and soprano saxophone
John Hébert - bass
Michael Sarin - drums
8 compositions by Russ Lossing
"...an iconoclast in the best sense of the word, a true innovator."
- All About Jazz