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Dave Specter
Message In Blue

Delmark DE 836

Dave Specter's 10th album, Message in Blue, is a soulful and compelling blend of Specter's original instrumentals along with powerful blues/R&B vocals. Soul legend Otis Clay makes his Delmark debut as special guest on three songs including a re-make of the classic "Got To Find A Way" with Willie Henderson and the Chicago Horns, The Falcons' "I Found A Love" (complete with Specter nod to Robert Ward playing through a Magnatone amplifier) and a tribute to the late Bobby "Blue" Bland, "This Time I'm Gone For Good". Brother John Kattke is on keyboards and vocals while harp ace Bob Corritore guests on two Specter originals. From tough and tone-full Chicago blues guitar to soul-jazz grooves and funky R&B, Message in Blue is sure to satisfy! "One of the few top-tier guitarists." - Down Beat

 


 

 

Steve Freund / Gloria Hardiman Set Me Free
Delmark DE 837

Born and raised in Brooklyn, blues guitarist Steve Freund was reborn a Chicagoan when he relocated in 1976.  The list of people he's played with reads like a Who's Who of Chicago blues legends including Sunnyland Slim, Luther Allison, Lonnie Brooks, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, Johnny Littlejohn and Big Walter Horton. Originally issued on the Razor label this 1983 album was Steve's debut as leader. It teams him up with vocalist Gloria Hardiman whose voice was one of the richest, toughest blues voices on the Chicago scene at that time...a voice that'll steal your soul and take it right up to heaven. Contains four bonus tracks including the previously unissued "Homework" and "Kiddio" and two by Ken Saydak, keyboardist for the whole album, from a rare '83 Razor single.


 

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.)   



 

 

Jason Ajemian
Folklords

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.



 

 

 

Doc Cheatham And Jim Galloway
At The Bern Jazz Festival

Sackville SKCD2-3045

Jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham was born in 1905, moved to Chicago in 1924 and fell in love with traditional jazz after hearing King Oliver. Cheatham played with McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Teddy Wilson and Fletcher Henderson. He passed in `97 at the age of 91. The first six songs here were recorded live at The Bern Jazz Festival, Switzerland on April 30, 1983. The remaining three at Traders Lounge, Toronto 1984 & `85. "Everyone is in fine form on this small group swing CD." **** Scott Yanow, allmusic.

 


 

 

Jim Galloway Meets Bob Barnard
What's New
Sackville
SKCD2-3064

Jazz cornetist Bob Barnard is one of the most highly regarded jazz musicians ever to come from Australia. Bob and Jim had worked separately with legendary Swiss jazz pianist Henry Chaix and his trio but this was the first time they had all met together on the same stage. Recorded live on October 19, 1997 in Baden, Switzerland this disc contains 10 selections. "Although they mostly perform swing standards, the music is closer to traditional jazz. Listening to this very coherent and swinging music, it is impressive to note that Barnard and Galloway had never played together before." **** Scott Yanow, allmusic.

 


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