Transylvanian Concert - LUCIAN BAN & MAT MANERI DUO
Duet with viola master Mat Maneri . Album " Transylvanian Concert " out 2013 on ECM Records. Self penned ballads, blues, hymns and abstract improvisations, the whole informed by twin tradiotns of jazz and European chamber music. For samples go to Listen Section.

featuring Abraham Burton on ten sax, John Hebert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums. Album "Mystery" out on Sunnyside Records Sept 2013. Quartet built around the incredible sound and concept of master saxophonist Abraham Burton and featuring one of the best rhythm sections in the world. Lots of original music. For samples go to Listen Section.

SOUNDING TEARS - Mat Maneri, Evan Parker, Lucian Ban
Trio featuring the great Evan Parker. Spontaneous improvised music. Album "Sounding Tears" released by Clean Feed records in 2016 to critical acclaim. The Guardian" Unorthodox, but msemeringly beautiful music".

featuring Alex Harding on bari sax & bass clarinet, and Lucian Ban on piano. It features original music that draws its inspiration from both the great jazz tradition and music from around the world – Sun Ra, blues, African melodies, Romanian folk songs and originals. Album " Something Holy " out 2001 on CIMP Records. For samples go to Listen Section.

Album " Enesco Re-Imagined " out 2010 on Sunnyside Records featuring Tony Malaby ten sax, Lucian Ban piano & orchestration, John Hebert bass & orchestration Gerald Cleaver drums, Mat Maneri viola, Ralph Alessi trumpet, Badal Roy tablas, Albrecht Maurer violin. More than a century after Romanian composer George Enesco was first introduced to European audiences, pianist Lucian Ban, together with renowned jazz bassist John Hebert, takes on Enesco’s music legacy in this daring contemporary jazz re-imagination of some of his unique works for a stunning group of New York jazz iconoclasts. " For samples go to Listen Section.

Featuring Albrecht Maurer on violin, Mat Maneri on viola and myself on piano this grew out of our work in Enesco Re-Imagined project. Very unique ensemble - two strings and piano - it features compositions by all three. Several tours and the album FANTASM out on NEMU Records. For samples go to Listen Section. More info @ and

founded in 2005 with long time musical collaborator Alex Harding TUBA PROJECT is a unique ensemble built around the sound of the great tuba player Bob Stewart. Benefiting immensely from the extraordinaire talent of Mr. Stewart who can play the tuba in any way possible the group also feature the great Bruce Williams’s on alto sax & flutes, and the master drummer Derrek Phillips. Pulsating blues, new orleans riffs, post bop lines, funk grooves and free jazz outbursts. Album " Tuba Project " featuring J.D.Allen out 2006 on CIMP Records. For samples go to Listen Section.

SAM NEWSOME & LUCIAN BAN " The Romanian-American Jazz Suite".
A common project/group with my friend and soprano sax master Sam Newsome dealing with the folk music of my home country. A multi-movement work composed by saxophonist Sam Newsome and pianist Lucian Ban, combining Romanian folk music and American jazz. CD " The Romanian-American Jazz Suite " out 2008 on JAZZAWAY Records. Lots of reviews on this album in the PRESS section. For samples go to Listen Section.

featuring Jorge Sylvester on alto sax, Lucian Ban on piano, Brad Jones on bass and Derrek Phillips on drums. The great rhythm section of Carlo DeRosa on bass and Gene Jackson on drums sometimes subs for Asymmetry Quartet. Album " Playground " out 2005 on Jazzaway Records. This is a working group that grew out of my colaboration with the unique altoist Jorge Sylvester - features original music. For samples go to Listen Section.