WCS 100 

Three Minutes to Four

Lewis Porter Phil Scarff Group

¬†Music has taken saxophonist and composer Phil Scarff and pianist Lewis Porter to many places. They have performed and recorded around the world, as have their colleagues bassist John Funkhouser and drummer Bertram Lehmann. In return, and as an immense favor to all of those who hear it, they’ve created music that takes listeners to almost as many unique destinations. The Lewis Porter-Phil Scarff Group’s new Three Minutes to Four is contemporary, east-meets-west jazz, where Indian raga merges with western classical, where Ghanaian traditional fuses with improvisational, and where organic meets studied. Three Minutes to Four is where stunning performance creates pure jazz excitement. Three Minutes to Four is at once deeply felt and eminently accessible, a glorious celebration of musical multiculturalism filtered through a prism of real jazz.


Lewis Porter- piano

Phil Scarff – tenor, soprano, sopranino, saxophones, tamboura

John Funkhouser – bass

Bertram Lehmann – drums