Tag Archives: Erik Lawrence

The Psychedelic Sax Sounds of Arnie Lawrence

22 Apr
Today my good friend, the great sax player Erik Lawrence is commemorating his great sax player dad Arnie Lawrence.  He posted this working link on facebook; you can cop a copy of Arnie Lawrence’s super groovy psychedelic jazz record Look Toward A Dream from the super groovy psychedelic year, 1968, in which Arnie gets psyched out with his buddies including Larry Coryell and Roy Haynes,  here:

Honey Ear Trio – Steampunk Serenade

2 Aug

Last night on my weekly Monday gig with Rev. Vince Anderson & The Love Choir at Union Pool we had a visitation from one of the great sax players I have the privilege to know here in New York, Erik Lawrence. Erik and I first met on myspace(!) a few years ago when our bari wielding profile pix caught our respective eyes. We’ve been friends in real life ever since and have played together a few times — it’s always a pleasure. Erik, like most of us sax players, is involved in a plethora of projects, but he just released a CD of his original music with the Honey Ear Trio (with Rene Hart and Allison Miller). It has the 21st century mark of a great CD because several times I’ve come running from the kitchen to find out what the song playing on my iTunes shuffle to discover it was a track from Steampunk Serenade. Moreover, it sounds great heard from beginning to end, just like in the good old days of albums. Here’s a taste of Honey Ear ….