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Lan Xang

Downtown NEW YORK avant-garde jazz quartet Lan Xang was shaped in 1994 by alto saxophonist Dave Binney (a co-founder of Shed Tribe), tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin (also an associate of Steps Forward), bassist Scott Colley (additionally from the Jim Hall Trio) and drummer Jeff Hirshfield. The group’s 1998 self-titled debut record appeared simply weeks after their well-received appearance on the Monterey Jazz Celebration; Hidden Gardens implemented in early 2000.

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