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Seeing red

I was sitting at the window table at the Bongo Room in Wicker Park, having a lazy Valentine’s Day brunch with my husband, when I saw a pop of red walk by on the other side of the street. Even though it was a bit of a sacrifice to abandon my pear and dried cherry […]

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New York alto saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos combines precision and fury

Young New York-based saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos continues a striking creative ascent this year, releasing two very different recordings that build on the pinpoint precision and unhinged fury that characterized his earlier work. On Before the Heat Death (Clean Feed), with the quartet CP Unit, Pitsiokos shows the clear influence of quartet drummer Weasel Walter in […]