A great second meeting of a really fantastic group – the kind of combo that shows just the right sort of magic that can happen when you bring together improvisers who really have a strong sense of sympathy for each other! The music here is already way more than the sum of its parts – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing sounds from pianist Burton Greene – a modernist who's been quietly continuing a great legacy of creative music he started in the 60s – still sounding distinct and full of imagination in this well-recorded recent trio performance! The set has Greene working with Damon Smith on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein/Paul Giallorenzo/Chad Taylor) —
Electroradiance ... CD Astral Spirits/Monofonus, 2018. New Copy ...
A beautifully bold setting for the bass clarinet of Jason Stein – a heady trio that features Paul Giallorenzo on keyboards and electronics, and the great Chad Taylor on drums – a musician who can't help but bring a sense of swing to this very far-reaching session! Taylor's always been ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A mighty debut from Quin Kirchner – a drummer who's poised to become a key figure on the Chicago scene! Quin works here with help from some more familiar names – including Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Matt Ulery on bass, Nate Lepine on tenor and flute, and Nick Broste on trombone ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Limited edition of just 500 copies! 2XCDs with 4 bonus tracks not on the out of print LP.)
Kuzu (Dave Rempis/Tashi Dorji/Tyler Damon) —
Hiljaisuus ... LP Astral Spirits/Monofonus, 2018. New Copy ...
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A pretty intense power trio from the Chicago scene – a group that features guitar from Tashi Dorji, drums and percussion from Tyler Damon, and alto, tenor, and baritone sax from the great Dave Rempis! The album features one completely sprawling improvisation – "Fontanelles" ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The music of the legendary Moondog, but performed here with a unique spin that's all its own – by a strong group of Chicago musicians led by tenorist Dustin Laurenzi! Unlike some other Moondog tributes, which often stick strongly in the spirit of the original recordings, these guys really ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mesmerizing work from bassist Brandon Lopez – a solo set, but one that's far different than the usual avant jazz outing of its type! At some level, the work here is an answer to the "sense" of Bach's famous cello suites – in which Lopez creates a space that's completely his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Matthew Lux's Communication Arts Quartet —
Contra/Fact ... LP Astral Spirits, 2018. New Copy ...
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The fantastic first album as a leader from Chicago bassist Matthew Lux – long overdue after over two decades of wonderful work on the city's scene with a variety of other combos! Matt's fantastic here as a leader – completely inventive to the point where he can evoke Charles Mingus on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dave Rempis/Matt Piet/Tim Daisy —
Throw Tomatoes ... CD Astral Spirits, 2018. New Copy ...
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Two fantastic improvisations from the Chicago scene – both featuring the well-known talents of Dave Rempis on saxes and Tim Daisy on drums – plus the rising genius of Matt Piet on piano! Piet's a name we've only begun to pay attention to – but his bold sense of freedom here ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Charles Rumback/Jim Baker/James Singleton/Greg Ward —
Cadillac Turns ... CD Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ...
An album recorded under the leadership of drummer Charles Rumback – but a set that might also be the most revelatory work we've ever heard from pianist Jim Baker too! Rumback wrote all the tunes on the set – these open, long-flowing numbers that have a strongly spiritual component ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A searing little record that definitely lives up to the Borbetomagus legacy – one that has Kid Millions going completely nuts on the drums, while Jim Sauter spins out waves and waves of noise on tenor sax and electronics! There's not a lot of subtlety in the approach, but that's never been ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with download!)
Patrick Shiroishi/Vinny Golia/Dylan Fujioka/Alex Cline —
Borasisi ... CD Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ...
Two saxophonists and two percussionists – coming together here in a pair of beautiful long-form improvisations! Patrick Shiroishi and Vinny Golia handle the reeds, and Dylan Fujioka and Alex Cline are on drums and percussion – and the album's two extended, improvised tracks have this ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most unusual settings we've ever heard for the always-sharp saxophone work of John Butcher – a set that features lots of moogy moments from Pat Thomas, who uses both a theremini and electronics – alongside much more organic sounds on percussion from Stale Liavik Solberg! ... (Jazz) read moreCD