John Lester has had one foot set in rock with the other solidly set in jazz since he began playing at age 14. These two distinct paths have now converged with the October 2nd, 2012 release of his 4th independent CD, John Lester Quartet “Jazz?”. The album, which was recorded in London and mixed in New York, is a collection of influential rock songs performed as improvisational jazz. “Jazz?” features John on vocals and upright bass with Steve Lodder on piano (Carla Bley, Ernestine Anderson, Paul McCartney), Theo Travis on sax and flute (Robert Fripp, Davide Sylvian, Steven Wilson), and Davide Giovannini (Roy Hargrove, John Scofield, Steve Winwood, and Bjork). As evidenced from the breadth of experience, all players are versed in both the jazz and rock genres.