“Defying genre borders, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Jessica Lurie satisfies on Megaphone Heart, designing a multilayered sonic structure… melding lyrical pop, stinging rock, rhythmic Eastern European folk music and improvisation-heavy jazz with a dose of free-wheeling avant-groove-meets-grind.”
– Dan Ouellete, EMUSIC
“Best known in the Bay Area as a founding member of Seattle’s uproariously grooving Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet, saxophonist-vocalist Jessica Lurie has forged a fascinating career as a bandleader since relocating to Brooklyn, drawing on Balkan beats, jazz forms and rock energy. “
– Andrew Gilbert, sfgate.com Bay Area Weekend Picks
Megaphone Heart – New CD Release – Click to Listen & Buy!
PRODUCED BY TODD SICKAFOOSE & JESSICA LURIE
May 2012 Downbeat Magazine: 4 1/2 Stars!:
“Multi-instrumentalist Jessica Lurie and her ensemble have put together one hell of a program. Sure enough, it turns out it is chock full of stories. Lurie’s piercing flute, warm saxophone and catchy vocals contrast with guitarist Brandon Seabrook’s snappy banjo playing, the band driven from behind by drummer Allison Miller’s tasteful clobbering.” John Ephland