Mark Corroto, ‘All About Jazz’ 12/19/09

“They [the new young lions] intend to grab jazz by the lapel and shake it with extreme prejudice. A prime example of the new young lions is the band Big Five Chord, the creation of guitarist Jon Lundbom…Lundbom creates music that is neither fusion, jazz core, nor rock. It is pure jazz with rock attitude…Lundbom’s writing presents a skewed perspective and a dissonant swing that pieces together Ornette Coleman’s harmolodics and an incessant pulse…Yes, Big Five Chord do accomplish jazz; a very new jazz.”

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