482 Music

"A two-disc set featuring a DVD movie and its CD soundtrack. A combination of avant-jazz and avant-cinema produced, directed and edited by New York-based multi-instrumentalist/filmmaker Tom Abbs and based on his narrative and video graphic score...

Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Josh Berman (cornet), Jason Roebke (bass), Frank Rosaly (drums), Aram Shelton (alto saxophone).

The first album by this great, swinging, contemporary jazz group.

"Vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz has been...

Matt Bauder (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Aram Shelton (alto saxophone, clarinet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Todd Margasak (cornet), Rob Mazurek (cornet), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Jason Roebke (bass).

"Weary Already of the Way examines cross...

Matt Bauder (saxophone), Anthony Braxton (saxophone), Aaron Siegel (percussion), Zach Wallace (doublebass).

"Matt Bauder's critically-acclaimed recorded debut as a composer occurred right here. Anthony Braxton has of course had as much impact...

Kyle Bruckmann (oboe, english horn, suona, mijwiz) with Kurt Johnson (bass).

"“An improviser's response to the paradoxes and absurdities of recording improvised music. Sounds generated by the direct application of wind, water and flesh to wood...

Kyle Bruckmann (oboe, English horn, suona), Tim Daisy (percussion), Anton Hatwich (bass), Jen Clare Paulson (viola), Jason Stein (bass clarinet).

"Intents & Purposes documents Bruckmann's first visit to the Chicago scene since leaving for the...

Greg Burk (piano), Luther Gray (drums), Jonathan Robinson (bass).

"This is Burk's third release on the label in as many years and the one he calls "the most complete expression of my ideas with regards to composition and group conception to...

Greg Burk (piano, small percussion), Henry Cook (saxophones, flutes, washint), Michel Lambert (drums, percussion), Ron Seguin (bass, percussion).

"Zealously recommended.." — Glen Astarita, Jazz Review

"Greg Burk (not this writer but an..

Greg Burk (piano), Steve Swallow (electric bass), Bob Moses (drums).

"Featuring the renowned rhythm section team of electric bassist Steve Swallow and drummer/percussionist Bob Moses. The Rome-based pianist/composer's 482 Music debut...

Greg Burk (piano), Gerald Cleaver (drums), Jonathan Robinson (bass)

"On his 5th release for 482 Music, the Rome-based pianist travels forward into his past, reuniting with old friends Gerald Cleaver and Jonathan Robinson, and revisiting several..

Greg Burk (piano).

"Burk's fourth release in as many years further documents his trademark synergy of freedom and structure. The all-original program features reinterpretations of previously composed works, organically developed free improvisation

Promo copy. Greg Burk (piano).

"Burk's fourth release in as many years further documents his trademark synergy of freedom and structure. The all-original program features reinterpretations of previously composed works, organically developed...

John Butcher (tenor & soprano saxophones), Miya Masaoka (21-string koto and laser koto), Gino Robair (percussion, faux dax, bowed metal, motors)

"Guerrilla Mosaics is a sax-koto-percussion conversation with results as unexpected as would be...

Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Jessica Pavone (violin & viola), Stephanie Griffin (viola), Tomas Ulrich (cello), Pete Fitzpatrick (guitar), Joseph Daley (tuba), Luther Gray (drums), Jay Hoggard (vibraphone) with Jean Cook (violin)...

Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Tomas Fujiwara (drums).

"These longtime collaborators first worked together 15 years ago while still in high school, and have since performed together hundreds of times in a variety of ensembles. "I feel like I can...

Francois Carrier (alto sax), Pierre Cote (bass), Michel Lambert (drums).

"Known for using "composition as a guidepost rather than a predetermined path" (All About Jazz), the François Carrier Trio features three of Canada's most respecteD...

Alessandro Baris (drums, guitars, keyboards, electronics), Leonardo Chirulli (keyboards), Fabio Elia (bass).

"Comfort - whose lineup is generally supplemented with multiple guests - is an eleven-year-old collective that have been variously...

Gebhard Ullmann (soprano & tenor saxophones, bass clarinet), Michael Jefry Stevens (piano), Joe Fonda (bass), Gerry Hemingway (drums)

"...in the fall of 2003 George Schuller was not available to tour with the group and we were forced to find...

Gebhard Ullmann (bassclarinet, tenor and soprano saxophone), Michael Jefry Stevens (piano), Joe Fonda (bass), George Schuller (drums, cymbals, bells).

"Conference Call's third release catches them live at B-Flat in Berlin, Germany on March...

John Mills (tenor & soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, keyboards), Steve Swallow (bass), Chris Massey (drums), Robert Creeley (voice).

"Courage is drummer Chris Massey, sax / reed player John Mills and bassist Steve Swallow. The Way Out...

Nate Wooley (trumpet), Ray Anderson (trombone), Dan Peck (tuba), Jason Mears (alto saxophone), Matt Bauder (tenor saxophone), Chris Dingman (vibraphone), Garth Stevenson (bass), Harris Eisenstadt (drums).

I saw the quintet version of great...

Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Harris Eisenstadt (drums), Jason Mears (alto saxophone and b-flat clarinet), Jeff Parker (electric guitar), Jason Roebke (contrabass).

"Prolific young drummer/percussionist/composer Harris...

David Pavkovic (drums), Griffin Rodriguez (bass), Matt Schneider (guitar).

"No, The Exciting Trio isn't a typical guitar group. On the trio's debut recording, In Chicago There is Willy, the band tends toward dry melodicism, gentle pacing...

Scott Fields (nylon-string guitar and percussion), Guillermo Gregorio (clarinet and percussion), Matt Turner (cello and percusssion)

"I wrote christangelfox for specific musicians playing, at times, particular instruments, in this case small...

"Handbasket delivers Fire of Space orchestrations of musical influence from a variety of cultural locales, including Turkey, Siberia and the Punjab region of India. The band makes use of unusual instrumentation (in the tradition of early swing bands...

Joe Fonda (bass), Michael Jefry Stevens (piano), Herb Robertson (trumpet), Harvey Sorgen (drums) with Napoleon Maddox (voice).

"Dubbed "one of the great and often underappreciated jazz groups of the modern era" by the All Music Guide, and...

Danton Boller (bass), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Brian Settles (tenor saxophone).Danton Boller (bass), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Brian Settles...

Mary Halvorson (guitar), Brian Settles (tenor saxophone), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Trevor Dunn (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums).

Drummer Tomas is on so many great projects: Ideal Bread, Positive Catastrophe, Living By Lanterns, Thumbscrew and...

Mary Halvorson (guitar), Michael Formanek (bass), Brian Settles (tenor saxophone & flute), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

I just saw this band plays this music last week, and they were beyond terrific! Don't...

Josh Berman (cornet), Paul Giallorenzo (piano), Anton Hatwich (double bass), Dave Rempis (saxophones), Frank Rosaly (drums)

Killer band = excellent album!

"This high-voltage aggregate features Giallorenzo's alternately fiery and...

Johnathan Crawford (synthesizer, percussion, melodica), Aram Shelton (saxophone, computer, clarinet, trumpet).

"We're now five years or so into the laptop era of improvised music, during which ever greater numbers of players have attempted to...

Nick Broste (trombone), Greg Danek (bass), David McDonnell (alto saxophone, clarinet), Patrick Newbery (trumpet), Dylan Ryan (drums, vibraphone, piano) with John Beard (guitar), Andra Kulans (viola).

"Founded in 2002, Herculaneum mixes creative...

"This recording is a collection of 11 spontaneously improvised pieces using Lambert drawings as graphic scores, each seeking to combine visual and musical expression into a single, cohesive language. Named after the trips to Los Angeles and Pernes...

Jöelle Léandre (contrabass, voice), Mark Nauseef (percussion).

"Evident captures the first-ever collaboration between these two multi-faceted musicians at a concert on May 14th, 2002 in Eupen, Belgium. The music was created without previous...

Matt Bauder (saxophone, clarinet, percussion), Aaron Siegel (drums, vibraphone, percussion), Zach Wallace (bass, vibraphone, percussion).

"Memorize The Sky is the first full-length recording from the decade-old improvising collective of the...

"Five decades ago some of the most important thinkers and musicians in the future history of creative music gathered on the South Side of Chicago to chart a new path of self-determination. The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians was formed to allow a core group of visionaries to present original music without the impediments of the local jazz business. They presented their own concerts, often in settings miles apart from the noisy, inattentive setting of jazz clubs that were often...

Roscoe Mitchell (reeds), Mike Reed (drums, percussion).

"Mike Reed and Roscoe Mitchell reunite for two masterful extended improv pieces, recorded live at Constellation Chicago"

"...an extraordinary duo... I do believe in magic and this..

Craig Brenan (trombone), Jeff Johnson (electric and acoustic basses), Bill George (drums), Jamie Saft (piano, Rhodes, mini Moog, guitar).

"This recording began as an idea to unite the Modo Trio with muliti-keyboardist/instrumentalist Jamie Saft..

Sharon Van Etten (voice), Nick Butcher (electronics, turntable, guitar, keyboards), Mike Reed (drums, bass, baritone ukulele, editing), Jason Stein (bass clarinet).

"..the transformation of free improvisation into delicate meditations that veer..

Philip Gelb (shakuhachi), Shoko Hikage (koto), Tim Perkis (electronics), Chris Brown (piano).

"The debut recording by the San Francisco Bay Area's Natto Quartet, Headlands features seven freely improvised works created by the group's unique...

Philip Gelb (shakuhachi), Shoko Hikage (koto), Tim Perkis (electronics), Chris Brown (piano).

"Thousand Oaks is the album of a group that is in complete possession of its art but still holds a few surprises for the future. Come for the...

Jeb Bishop (trombone), David Boykin (tenor saxophone), Tim Haldeman (tenor saxophone), Jeff Parker (guitar), Mike Reed (drums), Jason Roebke (bass), Greg Ward (alto saxophone)

Marvelous record and group. Highly recommended...

Tim Haldeman (tenor saxophone), Greg Ward (alto saxophone), Jason Roebke (bass), Mike Reed (drums) with Craig Taborn (piano), Josh Berman (cornet).

One of the best shows I saw in 2010 was this group. They were unbelievably great both...

Mike Reed (drums), Josh Abrams (bass), Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Roscoe Mitchell (alto sax, soprano sax, flute), Tomeka Reid (cello), Greg Ward (alto sax).

"This is a very special recording by Loose Assembly, one of the two working groups...

Mike Reed (drums and percussion), Jeff Parker (guitar), Jim Baker (ARP synthesizer), Nicole Mitchell (flutes).

"..an excellent collection of intimate encounters between Reed and three fantastic musicians. Listen to it the first time to hear...

Josh Abrams (bass), Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Mike Reed (drums), Tomeka Reid (cello), Greg Ward (alto saxophone).

"Called "one of Chicago's most sublime Jazz outfits" by Time Out Chicago, Loose Assembly features alto saxophonist Greg Ward...

Tim Haldeman (tenor sax, percussion, piano), Mike Reed (drums, piano), Jason Roebke (bass, percussion, piano), Greg Ward (alto saxophone, percussion, piano).

This record is presented with thanks to the People, Places & Things that were the...

Nicole Mitchell (flute, voice), Josh Abrams (bass), Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Mike Reed (drums & percussion), Tomeka Reid (cello), Greg Ward (alto saxophone).

"The sophomore release by Loose Assembly. The band continues its evolution by...

Jeb Bishop (trombonoe), Tim Haldeman (tenor saxophone), Art Hoyle (trumpet, flugehorn), Julian Priester (trombone), Mike Reed (drums), Jason Roebke (bass), Ira Sullivan (tenor saxophone), Greg Ward (alto saxophone).

"Recorded live in Chicago's...

Greg Ward (alto saxophone), Tim Haldeman (tenor saxophone), Jason Roebke (bass), Mike Reed (drums) with Marquis Hill (trumpet), Matthew Shipp (piano).

One of the very, very finest current ensembles in new jazz today and I say that as someone who has seen them a number of times. Hugely recommended.

"Chicago drummer Mike Reed formed People Places & Things eight years ago to mine the midcentury hard-bop heritage of his hometown. That mission held for several albums, before the focus began...