Catalogue No: MJD 72404
EAN/UPC: 809730040429
Composers: , ,
Release Date: November 2010
Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 58:41
Sample: Motion Detector (extract)

Borderlands is the name of the Shawn Snow painting that graces the cover of this album. Snow’s art inspired the four-part theme and variations that for the album’s framework. The title also describes the artistic realm in which Jonathan Lorentz finds himself. This is “borderlands” as unsafe, unfamiliar territory, where the only things more vague than the demarcations are the rules. It also represents literal geography: Lorentz is a veteran of the Manhattan scene (with a Ph.D. in jazz studies from NYU), but now based in New Hampshire. Bringing bassist John Menegon and drummer David ‘Scorch’ Calarco together to form the Trio has allowed JL to experiment, compose and develop his exceptional talents. Jonathan Lorentz is the new face of New York club jazz, whether in the city or out in the Borderlands.

Track Listing

    Jonathan Lorentz:

  1. Borderlands (2:17)
  2. Sounds Like (4:58)
  3. Hurmmm… (4:38)
  4. David Calarco:

  5. Trane Fare (7:09)
  6. Jonathan Lorentz:

  7. Drive Down (5:29)
  8. Borderlands, Pt II (0:24)
  9. Stir (4:03)
  10. He’s the Budz (4:16)
  11. The Sign (5:04)
  12. Borderlands, Pt III (0:26)
  13. You Snooze You Lose Blues (1:50)
  14. Drums Play (4:18)
  15. John Menegon:

  16. Motion Detector (5:38)
  17. Jonathan Lorentz:

  18. Borderlands, Pt. IV (2:57)
  19. Addiction (5:14)



Jonathan Lorentz has really got it: a great style, an explorative mind, and a concept for this album that goes beyond the usual fare you hear from jazz sax trios… he definitely has his own thing going—simultaneously lyrical and surreal. This one will stay with you for a long, long, time. Phrases from it will play in your mind like a tape loop from space.

” —Lynn René Bayley
MidWest Record

Taking it to the next plane, as well as the next level, Lorentz is a real genre splicer that serves it hot for left leaning tastes.

” —Chris Spector
Albany Jazz

Really heady stuff…stellar musicianship. This is a CD that clearly requires your advertent attention. You cannot let any distraction divert your attention or you will miss the fine tuning of Lorentz’s creative journey.

” —Randy Treece