Tribune’s Howard Reich includes Delmark among Things to be thankful for in Chicago jazz and classical music in 2018

“Delmark Records’ rebirth. It was only a matter of time before Delmark Records founder Bob Koester, 86, would need to decide what to do with the label he founded 65 years ago. Would he shut it, sell it, bequeath it or something else? And what would he do with its catalog, inventory and studio at 4121 N. Rockwell St.? Fortunately, Koester sold the whole shebang to two Chicago musicians who said they were determined to build on the founder’s legacy, Julia A. Miller and Elbio Barilari. They’re making good on their word, having already released several noteworthy recordings, including guitarist Fareed Haque’s exquisite collaboration with the Kaia ensemble, “New Latin American Music for Guitar and String Quartet,” and a reissue of the Roscoe Mitchell Sextet’s landmark ‘Sound’.”

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