Selected Discography: As a Composer

Ennead, The Jeff Stitely Quartet

“Ennead … finds the quartet playing the compositions of Chicago keyboardist Dennis Luxion, which sound as if they slipped in from an analogous but slightly alien universe.”Neil Tesser, Chicago Reader

Steve Houben + Strings

Selected Discography: As a Performer

w/Chet Baker

Chet Baker-Steve Houben (w/Bill Frisell)

Chet Baker Quartet: Live at the Subway Club


“Pianist Dennis Luxion plays impressionistically, with more than a hint of Bill Evans in his style…”Review by Horst Prillinger

My Funny Valentine

“Bob Mover and Dennis Luxion contribute some fine solos.”
— from chetbakertribute.com

Round Midnight

I Remember You

Live At The Dreher (1980)Live at the Dreher 1980 (DVD)

w/Marlene Rosenberg


“Bassist Marlene Rosenberg, guitarist David Onderdonk, pianist Dennis Luxion and drummer Mark Walker, play abstract originals. …
Although not accessible music, it is nevertheless penetrating in an unexpected way.”Marcela Breton, JazzTimes

w/Hinda Hoffman

You Are There

Moon and Sand

“On that number, as on every other, Hoffman receives unflagging support from pianist Dennis Luxion…”Review by Jack Bowers

w/Guy Fricano

The Chicago Sessions

w/Dan McIntyre


“The title track … is a blues where Dennis Luxion takes advantage of the opportunity to put his pianistic skills to work.”Review by Dave Nathan

w/Claudia Hommel

Jazz Fauré Project

“… an alluring CD … Pianist Dennis Luxion’s arrangements honor the composer’s proportioned melodies and impressionist harmony but also open the forms for improvisation.” — Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press

w/Diane Delin

Offerings for a Peaceable Season

“Pianist Dennis Luxion provides superb accompaniment throughout the date.”Review by Ken Dryden


“Luxion’s touch is gentle but firm, with a playful left hand that brings Corea to mind…”Review by John Kelman

Talking Stick

“Reflections artfully mixes jagged and smooth figures to present a highly listenable piece of music. The hero of this track, and others, is the piano of Dennis Luxion.”Dave Nathan, allmusic.com


“…most of the music is lightly funky with strong solos from Delin and pianist Dennis Luxion.”Scott Yanow, Allmusic.com

w/Markus Rutz

It's Cooler By The LakeIt’s Cooler By The Lake

w/Marc Pompe

Monk's DreamMonk’s Dream

“Estate…includes a beautiful piano solo from Dennis Luxion.” – Scott Yanow

w/Elaine Dame

You're My ThrillYou’re My Thrill


w/Greg Ward

Touch My Beloved’s Thought

“Luxion takes center stage with intriguing and expectant phrases.” — Hrayr Attarian, ChicagoJazz.com

 w/Dennis Luxion – Michael Raynor Quartet


“This tough-but-cerebral Chicago quartet excels at unveiling original compositions and relishes subverting standard tunes.” – Howard Reich

 w/Greg Fishman

New Journey

“Nods go out to bassist Eric Hochberg and pianist Dennis Luxion for their evocative solos.”Gregory Maddox, ChicagoJazz.com