Interpretations of Lessness cover

Interpretations of Lessness  (1998)


Andy Laster’s Lessness:

  • Andy Laster – baritone saxophone
  • Erik Friedlander – cello
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums
  • Cuong Vu - trumpet


Samuel Beckett’s “Lessness,” with its deceptively random language and succinct ebb tie wistfulness, was the inspiration for the newest band by Andy Laster, a saxophonist doubling on alto and baritone, who writes a sort of cleanly mapped, salon-style music for jazz improvisers. A recent CD of the quartet, “Interpretations of Lessness”… is one of the recent gems of the downtown improvising scene.

-Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

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