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Lucian Ban (piano) Abraham Burton (tenor sax) John Hebert (bass) Eric McPherson (drums) Transylvanian born-New York City based pianist/composer Lucian Ban is one of the hottest properties on the jazz scene since his arrival in the US. Here, he has assembled an outstanding quartet featuring some of the best musicians in New York. Saxophonist Abraham Burton has been a member of the Mingus Big Band since 1998, John Hebert is one of the most in-demant bassists around and alongside drummer Eric McPherson has formed a formidable rhythm team to accompany pianists such as Andrew Hill and Fred Hersch. Elevation epitomises jazz at its best, music that reinvents the idiom, a sound flux that grows out of the great jazz tradition but looks into the future. "...Like Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner and other vanguard bandleaders of that era, the Romanian born pianist-composer Lucian Ban alongside intense saxophonist Abraham Burton bassist John Hebert and drummer Eric McPherson favor searching post bop that cranes toward the avant-garde without losing the buoyance of swing" - Time Out New York.