Lisa Mezzacappa’s ‘Cosmicomics’ Extensively Reviewed

Source: NPR.

Bay Area bass player and composer Lisa Mezzacappa says she needs external stimulus to spark a new piece of music. Her sextet projects draw on literary sources, such as the novels of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster. The band’s new album was inspired by the scientific surrealism of the late Italian writer Italo Calvino. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead has more.