- Josh Sinton - baritone saxophone
- Kirk Knuffke - cornet
- Tomas Fujiwara - drums
- Adam Hopkins - bass
Photo by Johannes Worsoe Berg
About Ideal Bread
Ideal Bread is a quartet dedicated to playing music composed by soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy.
Sometime in 2006 Josh Sinton and I began getting together as a duo to investigate Lacy’s music, there the idea was hatched to start a band that focused solely on this material. We also decided that the band would not include soprano sax. Many people find that interesting but, to Josh and I, it was the obvious choice.
The band became a quartet and began rehearsing for months before we started playing gigs. Tomas Fujiwara has played drums since the start of the band and bass player Reuben Radding played with us for years. The bass chair is now filled by Adam Hopkins. In July 2013, we recorded "Beating the Teens" a 2 disc set on Cuneiform Records, comprising all the material Lacy recorded for the Sarava label in the 1970's.
We have also been very lucky to play alongside Lacy alumni Irene Aebi and Roswell Rudd!
Ideal Bread has recorded 3 CDs:
- Beating the Teens on Cunieform Records is a 2 disc set, playing all the music on The Steve Lacy Box Set "Scratching the 70's"
- Transmit Volume 2 of the music of Steve Lacy on Cunieform records
“The disc functions both as an exacting yet refreshingly unfussy homage to Lacy’s work and a snapshot of four versatile, highly sympathetic improvisers in their prime.” – The Wire
- The Ideal Bread on KMB records Our First recording is inspired by Lacy's monumental trio recording "New York Capers and Quirks"