New Jazz & Improvisation / Various
'...a refreshing and essential listen for anyone interested in a sound that could only come from one city.' - All About Jazz In January, 2002, Peter Margasak, in his weekly column in the Chicago Reader, noted that 'the post-Vandermark Chicago free-jazz scene' is 'viewed the world over as a model of sustainable self-sufficiency and collaborative spirit'. The article provided a look at the new 'crop of unfamiliar names -- many of them younger musicians who've been drawn to Chicago in the past few years. It's still too soon to tell what the new generation might contribute as a whole, but recently some individual players have started to show serious promise. In contrast to their improv-oriented predecessors, the new guys are working toward a sound that's more introspective and composition based and draws on a wider range of jazz and nonjazz influences.' Document Chicago provides an audio update on these exciting new players, complete with liner notes by Margasak. This CD will launch an ongoing series of releases from artists in this vibrant community. The first of these, from bassist Jason Roebke, is released alongside this compilation. Coming releases include Dave Rempis / Jason Roebke / Jim Baker / Tim Daisy, GreyGhost, The Exciting Trio and more.