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Chicago Underground Trio: From Slon to Brazil

Rob Mazurek, Noel Kupersmith, Chad Taylor

On the second day of the Chicago Underground Trio’s 2003 Central European tour, drummer Chad Taylor celebrated his birthday. It also happened to be the day American forces moved into Iraq.

After playing to a raucous, sold-out crowd that night, a dazed coronetist Rob Mazurek bought a bottle of plum brandy and wandered out into the area of Warsaw where the Jewish ghetto used to be.

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