Lotus Lungs is a trio of three innovative and accomplished guitarists: Matt Benham, Bill Horist and Tom Scully. Individually, they have each stretched the boundaries of the instrument along three dimensions: improvisation, experimentation and tradition. Together, they produce spectacularly varied soundscapes that chart new, eye-opening territory.
Based in Seattle, Matt, Bill and Tom have left footprints in jazz, classical, rock, avant-garde, free improvisation and experimental music, contributing to a dynamic music scene. In combo they fuel each other, developing themes and new sonic textures while drawing from each of those genres. The trio uses three formations: acoustic, electric and prepared guitars. The latter consists of a wide range of sound treatments and techniques going far beyond conventional modalities of the instrument.
Guitar Improv Summit Vol.1 is a free-flowing musical journey celebrating the world’s most popular instrument, and reminding us that we can still be surprised by what we hear.
released May 31, 2019
Matt Benham - acoustic and electric guitars
Bill Horist - acoustic and electric guitars
Tom Scully - acoustic and electric guitars
Recorded by Garey Shelton
Mixed and mastered by Scott Schaffer
Cover photo by Tiffany Lee