Incomplete discography in reverse chronological order. Click images or titles to go to album wepage
Duets with the inimitable Grahm Dion. Recorded one weekend on an island in the Susquehanna River near Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.
Grahm was a major influence on an incredible lineage of artists at Purchase College in the late 90s. We all love him
"Known primarily as bassist in psychedelic-pop-rock band Sun Parade, and contributing songwriter to studio-collective Cousin Moon, his solo work is influenced by British folk music, early country music, astronauts, ancestors, deep-sea divers, and Medieval English poetry."
This beautiful album shares those solo influences with a fine cast of musicians and I was fortunate to play trumpet or cornet on a few pieces.
Nathan Xander and I hit it off right away when we met at the Mercury Lounge one night playing separate sets. He won me over with his engrossing, arresting solo set (and a flask). We had a band for a minute and just managed to make this recording as I was making my exit from New York to move up to the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts. (I gotta say, I also really love his self-titled record from 2012).
Luckily, one of my first collaborations in Massachusetts. I play trumpet and cornet on a few tracks -- solo on "New England Deluge"
Diane Cluck is very special to me. We shared a fruitful period working together and I did some of my best work ever with her, cultivating a unique compositional counterpoint approach to drumming. You kind of had to be there because none of it has been released. This album came along as Diane was entering a new phase or phases, and I am so happy to have made a brief cameo.
We did our one and only gig (I believe) back in 2014, a beautiful, nuanced set at Joe's Pub. Another brief cameo for me on this record
Absolutely awesome bi-coastal project with my favorites, Rob Danson.
To sweeten the deal, I got to work with sound engineer Danielle DePalma who took it from overdubbing to music
My dear friend has returned to Norway ...
A hugely influential artist, I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to tour and record with John Ludington
Besides being a great singer and songwriter, Elisa Flynn could give artists a lot of space, her focus keeping everyone in the right direction. Awesome record!
"Born in 1938 and recording since 1963, Peter Stampfel is a living legend of NYC folk madness, a founding member of the Holy Modal Rounders, an early member of the Fugs, and in more recent decades a musical collaborator with Gary Lucas, Yo La Tengo and many others...
Jeffrey has been working with Peter since Peter's musical contributions to the 2005 "City & Eastern Songs" sessions, but "Come on Board" is their first full-length collaboration."
Seth gets to further orchestrations on this one and I get to contribute to the brass and percussion sections
Barry Bliss ... yes
10 song CD/LP released by K Records. The Bundles is a band comprised of Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey & Jack Lewis, and Anders Griffen; Karl Blau aso appears on the Bundles album as band-mate and engineer/co-producer. Recorded by Karl Blau at Dub Narcotic studio in Olympia, Washington in spring 2009, released March 9, 2010.
The last track is my own composition, but "Klutter" is probably my favorite.
Her third release showcasing 10 fresh new songs. Produced by Brad Albetta (Martha & Rufus Wainwright, Teddy Thompson)
After living in Los Angeles for three years, we learned, rehearsed, and recorded this music all in a single weekend. Something I never thought Seth's restless, impatient genius would be capable of, but the result of his focused power. Incredible.
It was so fortunate to find Elisa Flynn living just a couple blocks away when I found my way back to New York from the west coast.
Oh, man ...
I'm amazed all of these songs are on this album and it's not a "best of" or something. This album is unbelievable! Another Dufus record where I am lucky to have a small part; we recorded "You Weren't Ready" years earlier and it was added to this release.
This is definitely Ish Marquez and his music, but it's not the album he made ...
It's too bad Lonesome Crew never had a proper record release, you pretty much had to be there, but some of it is floating around out there. Ish Marquez blew my mind, and many more! When I stumbled upon him around 1997, he made me hear a song like never before, then made me play like never before. Some folks in Europe compiled this disc long after the fact.
My posthumous D2A record -- Nick Ceglio and Rob Danson were definitely one of the bright spots on my time living in Los Angeles
Kimya is a hero
A great phase, a band with some purpose. Strictly Beats and I got to double up on drums on this one. Seth later determined a drum set is too much power for one individual, let alone two.
13 song CD released in England and America on Rough Trade Records. 7 Jeff solo acoustic songs recorded by Major Matt Mason at the "Olive Juice" home studio in Manhattan, 2002-2003. 6 songs including Jack on bass/backing vocals and Anders Griffen on drums, recorded raw by Robin at a studio in London, August 2002.
A cover of "Part-Time Punks" by the Television Personalities on a Rough Trade Records compilation
My first recording with Jeffrey Lewis was this 3 song single, released in England on Rough Trade Records. Recorded by Spencer Chakedis at his "Balloon Heaven" home studio, I only play on the Strokes cover. Jeff's voice got pretty shredded. "Back When I was 4" is where it's at.
This links to my bandcamp page, where some of my original albums can be found, featuring a range of styles and lots of special guests .