Among the primary associates of seminal downtown NY group the Lounge Lizards from the first 1980s, Evan Lurie is actually a technically proficient, classically-trained pianist and occasional keyboardist. Although his sibling, Lounge Lizards head John Lurie, obtained even more noteriety in the music and indie film worlds, Evan Lurie is definitely a talented composer and bandleader in his very own right. His initial solo album, Offering Water by the medial side from the River premiered in 1990, throughout a hiatus in the Lounge Lizards. The record, which showcases Lurie’s compositional abilities, includes classically-inflected chamber parts offering Alfredo Pedernera on bandoneon and Marc Ribot on electric guitar. His subsequent record from 1998, THE WAY I Spent My Holiday, consists of parts Lurie composed for low quality films, and contains performances by a lot of Lurie’s cohorts from the many incarnations from the Lounge Lizards.