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482 Music Label Preps Chicago Comp

The up-and-coming 482 Music label is releasing a compilation that traverses the new wave of Chicago improv as a way to kick off its new series. Document Chicago: New Jazz and Improvisation, released on September 30, features the Treehouse Project, Sticks & Stones, Jason Roebke’s Rapid Croche, tenor saxophonist Matt Bauder, GreyGhost, the Pavkovic Band, Dragons 1976, Triage, the Exciting Trio, Jason Adasiewicz-Jon Doyle, Phil Mosberg-Eric Roth Duo, Design Flaw, Bauder-Parker-Ajemian, and Bauder-Ramsdell-Bryerton.

What’s that you say? You’ve never heard of any of these artists? Well, you must be down with Ken Vandermark and the Chicago Underground Orchestra, not to mention the AACM and Von Freeman, so you’re obviously open to the edgier sounds of the Windy City. Maybe, just maybe, the artists who are part of the Document Chicago series will be Generation Next.

Here’s the track listing with personnel:

1. The Pavkovic Band “Clean”

Jason Adasiewicz: vibraphone; Jonathan Doyle: clarinet; Diana Parmeter: cello; David Pavkovic, drums

Recorded live at the Jazz Record Mart, May, 2002

2. Dragons 1976 “Last Night”

Aram Shelton: alto saxophone; Jason Ajemian: bass; Tim Daisy: drums

Recorded at D’s Loft by D. Bayne, June, 2002

3. Triage “Fleet”

Dave Rempis: alto saxophone; Tim Daisy: drums; Jason Ajemian: bass

Recorded live at the Empty Bottle, June 11, 2002

4. The Exciting Trio “Remembering Tokyo, the Last Alaskan”

Griffin Rodriguez: bass, electronics; Matt Schneider: guitar; David Pavkovic: drums

Recorded at Truckstop Audio and Rax Trax, 2002

5. Jason Adasiewicz / Jon Doyle “[5 Minutes from] Through an Open Window”

Jon Doyle: baritone sax, tenor sax, clarinet, melodica; Jason Adasiewicz: drums, vibraphone, bass, glockenspiel, organ

6. Phil Mosberg / Eric Roth Duo “UPD”

Phil Mosberg: guitar; Eric Roth: drums

Recorded at WNUR, October 20, 2001

7. Sticks and Stones “Hannibul”

Matana Roberts: alto sax; Josh Abrams: bass; Chad Taylor: drums

Recorded at bel_air by Todd Carter

8. Jason Roebke’s Rapid Croche “It’s Enough ”

Aram Shelton: alto saxophone; Jason Roebke: double bass; Tim Daisy: drums

Recorded at 3030, April 18, 2002

9. Design Flaw “Trying Not to Stand Still”

John Doyle: B flat clarinet; Frank Rosaly: drums; Brian Dibblee: double bass

Recorded at Shevits Studio December 12, 2001

10. The Treehouse Project “The Cocktail Party Effect”

Colin Bunn: guitar; Ken Champion: pedal steel; Jonathan Doyle: tenor saxophone; Nate Walcott: trumpet; Michael Reed: drums; Matt Thompson: bass

Recorded at Argyle Studios, April 2001

11. GreyGhost “Black Shoe”

Aram Shelton: alto saxophone, loops; Jonathan Crawford: drums, Kawai SX-240

Recorded by Ben Klebba at his loft

12. Bauder / Parker / Ajemian “Incidentally”

Matt Bauder: tenor saxophone; Jeff Parker: guitar; Jason Ajemian: bass

Recorded at the Candlestick Maker August 23, 2002

13. Bauder / Ramsdell / Bryerton “California Fingers”

Matt Bauder: tenor saxophone; Alec Ramsdell, piano; Jerome Bryerton, percussion

The first full-length album from the Document Chicago series is Bauder’s Weary Already of the Way, which drops on October 28, and GreyGhost’s How to Create Words, which hits November 25.

More information about Document Chicago: New Jazz and Improvisation and 482 Music’s Document Chicago series is available at

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