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, Swal/low 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 con/structed this music on my initial notions of what music I-d like to improvise on with these partic/ular musicians. There was no sense of enre' 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 contribut/ed to. It-s as if they were always there."