Machaut Man

Machaut Man

Dave Lisik


Dave Lisik (composer)
Alex Sipiagin
(trumpet and flugelhorn)
Donny McCaslin (tenor and soprano saxophones)
Dave Kikoski (acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes)
Boris Kozlov (bass)
Donald Edwards (drums)

Recorded with some of New York's greatest jazz musicians, Dave Lisik's Machaut Man and a Superman Hat is contemporary jazz at its most assured. This masterful album is exceptional on every level, a strong, fully focused statement from one of Rattle's finest contemporary artists. 

'Machaut Man and a Superman Hat was an amazingly enjoyable project to put together knowing that this band was going to tear through these tunes. Being at the recording was an opportunity to see these players in their element, especially at Systems Two, a studio that feels like a second home.

The compositions on this album were collected over several years, a few older originals and others written recently specifically for this recording. As a composer, you appreciate it when professional musicians are willing to spend time working on something you’ve written; you know that they’ve dedicated years to be able to play well, but the five guys on this recording play jazz at the highest level, and their collective playing is gorgeous.'

Dave Lisik


RAT-J-1024 (November, 2014)

This recording was made possible with the support of Victoria University of Wellington and and Prof Neil Quigley.

Produced and mixed by David Lisik
Recorded by Mike Marciano at Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, New York
Mastered by Steve Garden
Design by UnkleFranc
Illustrations by Chad Anderson
Printed by Dave Trotter at Studio Q

All compositions by Dave Lisik (Galloping Cow Music, ASCAP), except ‘Georgia On My Mind’ by Hoagy Carmichael


   Steal Bryan’s Laptop (9:52)
   Machaut Man and a Superman Hat (6:50)
   Au Chien Qui Fume (7:27)
   (You Can't Always Get a) Wet Chihuahua (9:42)
   Hooptie on the 405 (8:21)
   Georgia on My Mind (11:59)
   The Disgruntled Plagiarist (7:05)
   Katafuzees (7:14)

   Total playing time  (68:30)