Polyogue (1996) cover

Polyogue (1996)


Andy Laster’s Hydra:

  • Andy Laster – saxophones
  • Bradh Schoeppach – guitar
  • Drew Gress –bass
  • Tom Rainey –drums
  • Herb Robertson – trumpet, cornet


Expanding from quartet to quintet for its first Songlines release, Hydra stomps and steals its way through Laster’s rhythmically complex, memorably quirky compositions.  The addition of electric and Portuguese guitars adds to an already vivid line-up allows the ensemble to explore a broad range of voicings and textures.