Episode 25, Steve Lehman

Steve Lehman is an accomplished saxophonist and composer who has studied with Anthony Braxton, George Lewis and Tristan Murail.  In addition to his own bands Fieldwork (with Vijay Iyer & Tyshawn Sorey) and the Steve Lehman Trio & Octet, he has worked with the ensembles ICE and Wet Ink.  For this conversation Steve tells me about his upbringing, his time at Columbia and we discuss balancing a life of composition, improvisation, gigging and education.