Released August 26, 2022
On "Hearland" I briefly play the late Joe Shepley's Calicchio trumpet - I wish I knew which recordings he played it on! There are no overdubs here; I play the trumpet at the drum set.
Released August 26, 2022
Released February 14, 2021
A small collection of fragments from a computer that is approaching its inevitable end. Except for one piece, these are all solo drums. Rather than import these, or much of anything else into a new machine, I thought I would just share a few pieces here ...
Released February 5, 2021
A snapshot of an unusual and unique collaboration at a special time.
Released September 4, 2020
A group of dispersed musicians who were close to Frank Lowe over the last decade of his life met up in Brooklyn for a meaningful collaboration on June 15th & 16th, 2019 to play and record some of Frank Lowe’s music.
2018; Recorded September 29-30, 2017
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.
Released November 3, 2017
"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.
Released July 17, 2017
Nathan Xander and I met at the Mercury Lounge one night hit it off right away. 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"
Released September 1, 2014
... though I think this was recorded some 4-6 years before 2014
One of my favorites!
Music by Rob Danson (Death to Anders)
To sweeten the deal, I got to work with sound engineer Danielle DePalma who took it from overdubbing to music
Released March 4, 2014
Thanks to Diane Cluck, I had a unique opportunity to collaborate and cultivate a sound. I feel I made some of my best original music with Diane, and developed a personal compositional counterpoint approach to the drum set. There are a couple recordings floating around, otherwise you kind of had to be there. This album came along just a bit later.
Released April 30, 2013
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
My dear friend has returned to Norway ...
Released January 7, 2012
A hugely influential artist, I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to tour and record with John Ludington
Released April 18, 2011
Elisa Flynn is a great singer and songwriter and really knows how to bring a group of artists into focus with balance
Released January 2011
"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."
Released September 25, 2010
Seth gets to further orchestrations on this one and I get to contribute to the brass and percussion sections
The one and only... there is nobody like Barry Bliss
Released March 2010
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)
Released September 15, 2009
After living in Los Angeles for three years, I moved back east and 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.
An alternate reality dreamed into being by Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church, I appear on the title track
Oh, man ...
Released October 16, 2006
I'm amazed all of these amazing songs are on this one album and it's not a "best of" or something. I can say this, because I'm barely on it. We recorded "You Weren't Ready" years earlier and it was added to this release long after the fact.
This is definitely Ish Marquez and his music, but it's not an album he made. There are a few tracks on this disc featuring his band, Lonesome Crew. It's too bad Lonesome Crew never had a proper record release, but it's cool that there's this compilation floating around along with a few other vintage recordings.
If you caught Ish on a good night you'd still be saying you had to be there...
My posthumous D2A record -- Nick Ceglio and Rob Danson were definitely one of the bright spots on my time living in Los Angeles
A great phase, a band with some purpose. Strictly Beats and I got to once again double up on drums on this one. Seth later determined a drum set is too much power for one individual, let alone two.
Released July 2003
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.
4-song 7" vinyl and 2-song CD single
in advance of the full-length
That original band with Jeffery and brother Jack Lewis covered "Part-Time Punks" by the Television Personalities for a Rough Trade Records 25th Anniversary compilation that featured their current artists performing versions of songs by their roster of old
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 .
Jack Lewis sold this cassette tape on tour with his brother Jeffrey Lewis ... I'm on Jack's classic song, "Man with the Golden Arm" at the end of the tape.
"This cassette features tracks from various projects Jack Lewis wrote and performed for. Sold at gigs in 2003"
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.
tribute to Charles Moffett
A record date set for February 19th and 20th, Frank was to record with bassist Steve Neil and drummer Charles Moffett, but the drummer passed away on February 14, 1997.
Living in Cincinnati in the early 90s, I spent a good amount of time with Kevin Carlisle. A great friend, we collaborated and contributed to one another's projects around that time . . .
This is an incomplete discography. Old and new titles will be added periodically.