Recent Delmark Jazz Releases



Paul Giallorenzo's Gitgo
Force Majeure

Delmark DE 5015

GitGO (short for Get in to Go Out) is pianist/composer Paul Giallorenzo's exploration of improvisation within composition, anchored in jazz traditions of time, form, and melody, with a forward-thinking sensibility of harmony and texture. The group debuted at the 2010 Chicago Jazz Festival and this is their first album for Delmark. The musicians are an intriguing cross section of creative Chicago musicians including Mars Williams (NRG Ensemble, Psychedic Furs, Extraordinary Popular Delusions), Jeb Bishop (Vandermark 5, Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra), Anton Hatwich (Fast Citizens, Kyle Bruckmann's Wrack, Nick Mazzarella Trio), and Quin Kirchner (NOMO, Wild Belle, blink.)   

Giallorenzo, Paul GitGo / Force Majeure -CD *Delmark 5015
Jazz CD DELMARK 5015





Jason Ajemian

Delmark DE 5016

Jason Ajemian's music conjures a fever dream of multiple musical universes. The bassist-composer has acquired a high profile during his years in Chicago & New York, performing with Marc Ribot's Sun Ship, Matt Bauder's Day In Pictures, Matana Robert's CoinCoin, Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra & Chicago Underground Trio. Folklords is the sound of an outstanding group of New York improvisors (Kid Bliss, Owen Stewart-Robertson & Jason Nazary) performing six conceptual, visual & sonic landscapes. Meditative Mingus ballads, imaginary conversations between Sun Ra & Thelonious Monk, poetic takes on pop culture, and an elegy for Malachi Rischter are transmitted via Ajemian's unique notational methodology. FOLKLORDS defies genre with an adhesiveness that expands on the creative music tradition through a social/cultural lens of now.

Jazz CD DELMARK 5016


Jazz CD DELMARK 5016




Jason Roebke Octet

Delmark DE 5014

Composer and double bassist Jason Roebke is the backbone of many of Chicago's forward-looking jazz groups. Now he brings an octet of Chicago's finest improvisers on the new recording, High/Red/Center. The program of eleven new compositions is deeply rooted in rich Ellingtonian harmony while re-imagining the approach with exciting individual interplay between the soloists and ensemble. The gorgeous ballads and fiery free jazz compliment each other and consistently surprise. The recording features an all-star ensemble of brilliant Delmark stalwarts, Jason Adasiewicz, Josh Berman, Jeb Bishop, Keefe Jackson, Jason Stein, Mike Reed, and Greg Ward.

Jazz CD DELMARK5014 *R




The Fat Babies
18th & Racine

Delmark DE 255

Chicago Hot (Delmark 253), the first Delmark release from the Fat Babies, was chosen as a top ten album of 2012 by Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune. 18th & Racine was recorded at the acoustically gifted Electrical Audio room B as the band swung through a smattering of hot `n' sweet tunes that have been slaying crowds weekly at their Green Mill and Honky Tonk BBQ performances. The Fat Babies interpret classic styles of the `20s and `30s. Founded in 2010 by string bass player Beau Sample, its members include Andy Schumm, cornet; John Otto, reeds; Dave Bock, trombone; Jake Sanders, banjo and guitar; Paul Asaro, piano; Alex Hall, drums. "The Stampede", "King Kong Stomp", "Liza", "Mable's Dream", "The Chant" and ten more.



FAT BABIES / 18th & Racine -CD *Delmark DE
Jazz-Trad CD Delmark DE 255 *F






Delmark 60th Anniversary: Jazz   
Delmark DE 916

Perhaps best known as a blues label Delmark Records actually has issued more jazz albums than blues and was the first label to record Chicago's AACM jazz collective. Founded in 1953 by Bob Koester, Delmark Records continues to record jazz and blues under Koester's leadership including today's cutting edge jazz scene in Chicago. Delmark 60th Anniversary: Jazz features Red Holloway, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis from masters originally recorded for the Apollo label but never issued on CD, Sonny Stitt, Nicole Mitchell, Corey Wilkes, Ernest Dawkins, Kahil El'Zabar, a sneak preview of the forthcoming new album from The Fat Babies, Ira Sullivan with the Jim Holman Trio, Keefe Jackson, Josh Berman and more.

V / A / 60 Years of Jazz -CD *Delmark - 916
Jazz CD Delmark - 916 *V




Zoot Sims

Jump 12-36

Delmark has acquired the Jump label and this is the first of many re-issues. Originally issued as a 1955 10" LP under the leadership of trumpeter Hall Daniels the session features Dick Nash, trombone; Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Bob Gordon, baritone sax; Tony Rizzi, guitar; Paul Atkinson, piano; Rolly Bundock, bass; and Jack Sperling, drums. A top studio arranger Daniels wrote many scores for motion pictures and is also noted for his work with Les Baxter. Hall composed two originals for this session and wrote wonderful arrangements for two standards. The songs are "The Way You Look Tonight", "Nash-Ville", "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Compatability" however there are as many as four varying takes of each song so there's over 55 minutes.


Sims, Zoot / Compatability -CD *Jump 12
Jazz CD Jump 12-36. 1955 session


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