Lexicon, 2010CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 17.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Lexicon is a jazz, rock-fusion quartet from Illinois featuring Travis Thacker (sax), Erik Swanson (g, keyboards), Ryan Nolan (b) and Michael Carlson (d, perc). The music is all original on the self-titled debut. We enjoyed the mellow groove of Thacker’s sax on “Cutty Sark”. They improvise a lot adding an element of suspense to songs like “Cop Out”. But it is the funky tracks “Uncle Hunk” and “Riddled” that set them apart!


Publicist: Eric Swanson