Drummer Tim Daisy hits a hot streak with his record label, indie rockers Jupiter Styles celebrate a star-studded sophomore album, and more.
Chicago nearly lost a unique and multivariate musical force when James Falzone left town for Seattle in 2016. He cast a wide creative net as a clarinetist, composer, improviser and bandleader, mixing Western and Middle Eastern classical forms, North American and Breton folk songs, and ritual trance practices into the jazz-rooted music he played on […]
Clarinetist James Falzone is moving to Seattle after landing a gig at Cornish College of the Arts.
Jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Ernst hasn’t helped only herself with her talent, wit, and confidence—she’s also lifting up her peers and students.
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One feature of the scene that’s largely escaped notice is the proliferation of musicians whose names start with the tenth letter of the alphabet.
Relay Recordings, a label founded by drummer Tim Daisy, steps up with a new Vox Arcana album
A new-music festival at the Bottle, plus new albums from death-metal pioneers Master and DJ-producer Tony Trimm
Drummer Tim Daisy writes for dance troupe the Seldoms
Music Critics’ Choices and other shows: Joe Lovano, Indian, Robert Plant, Wire, Wormrot, ICP Orchestra, Rempis Percussion Quartet, and more
DJ Shadow, Mario Diaz de Leon, Incantation, the Catburglars, Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly with Roscoe Mitchell, Grinderman, and other notable shows
Christof Kurzmann, an Austrian computer musician based in Buenos Aires, helps kick off tonight’s Umbrella Music Festival with local clarinetist James Falzone at the Chicago Cultural Center.
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We’re about to hear a lot from James Falzone, one of the best straight-up clarinet players in Chicago’s jazz and improvised-music community—most other jazz musicians who play clarinet treat it as an accessory to their saxophones, but for Falzone it’s his principal horn. His quartet Klang—with vibist Jason Adasiewicz, bassist Jason Roebke, and drummer Tim […]