John Lester's latest release, "Jazz?", sets ten modern rock songs into a late 1950’s jazz context and brings together John’s love for both great contemporary songwriting, and the open improvisation of a jazz quartet.
"One of the most compelling albums I’ve heard, from first note to the last." -Eric Cohen, WAER, Syracuse, New York
"On each track, singer/bassist John Lester strikes me as someone who knows how to tell the story, allowing the listener to hear these old songs in compelling new ways. That’s what jazz and good songs do best." -Bob Rogers, taintradio.org, JazzWeek’s Internet Station of the Year 2011