Released in 2003, Simple Life, represents B.D. Lenz's 3rd CD to date and his debut on NY jazz label Apria Records. These 10 songs prominently display Lenz's viruosity both as a guitarist and a composer. His music is highly melodic, highly energetic, and supremely groovin'
B.D. Lenz - electric/acoustic guitars
Geoff Mattoon - Sax and wind controller
Daniel Mintseris - piano/keys
James Rosocha - electric bass
Dave Edwards - acoustic bass
Tom Cottone - drums
Brendan Buckely - drums on "Juxtaposition" and "Smooth Sailing"
Joe Mekler - percussion
About B.D. Lenz:
Mix the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and you have the recipe for contempo-jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz. This New Jersey native has released nine CDs as a leader featuring such greats as Randy Brecker, Will Lee, Mark Egan, & Joel Rosenblatt among others. His music has been featured on hundreds of TV shows globally for MTV, VH1, A&E, Comedy Central, USA, Spike, HGTV, etc., and his band has played thousands of gigs internationally.
"...Part of the reason for his accessibility is that he not only fuses jazz and rock, he complements it with warm chords of funk, soul, and rhythm and blues..." – New York Times
"Bottom Line: Lenz is a real embodiment of a guitar hero...But just like jaguars are born to run, Lenz is born to play...leaving the listener breathless in their musical journey with him. He is a big sound, a big talent..." – Jazz Inside Magazine