Over a career now spanning nearly thirty years, Jamie Saft has established himself as one of
the visionaries of contemporary American music. On Loneliness Road the trio of Saft, Swallow and Previte are joined on three tracks by singer Iggy Pop. Saft is quick to point out that
Loneliness Road is not simply a jazz piano trio with Iggy Pop added to three tunes. "It's a
deeper concept of original improvised music that transcends genre," he explained. "I constructed this music on my initial notions of what music I'd like to improvise on with these particular musicians. There was no sense of 'genre' in the conception of that music." Loneliness Road is indeed the result of a truly
collaborative effort: "While I did compose all the music for this album, Steve and Bobby and ultimately Iggy were all able to realize
this music with me at the very highest level. Iggy's lyrics and vocal approach are essential to each of the three tunes he contributed to. It's as if they were always there."