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Hanah Jon Taylor is having a party, and he wants you to come. The occasion is a concert recording session for his debut album, and Taylor has assembled a top-notch group of musicians: drummer Thurman Barker, Malachi Favors Maghostut, the excellent young pianist Calvin Brunson, and the much-traveled Hamid Drake on percussion. (Together they represent most of the virtues that distinguish Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.) Taylor himself–who is also known as an outspoken and controversial student of music–started out as a flutist and has become an impressive soprano saxist in recent years: he combines an earnest romanticism with the kind of boisterous expressionism that marks Chicago’s avant-garde, throwing in just enough street-smart jive to spice the mix. Sunday, 3 PM, International House of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th; 753-2274 or 363-1002.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Adam Nadel.