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Resavoir: Resavoir (International Anthem)

A review of the debut album from the Chicago-based group

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The cover of self-titled album from Resavoir

The Chicago-based International Anthem label has taken the cutting-edge jazz world by storm, stockpiling a roster of the deepest of heavies whose 21st-century visions of the genre are next-level. Jaimie Branch, Ben LaMar Gay, Angel Bat Dawid, and Damon Locks are just some of those are breaking new ground. Now add Resavoir to IA’s fray of creatively off-the-charts musicians.

As the vehicle for trumpeter Will Miller, Resavoir has morphed from its beginnings as an in-bedroom project to a full-scale band with endless musical possibilities in a heartbeat. With Miller serving as composer, director, and bandleader of a cast of Chicago A-listers, Resavoir debuted earlier this year with “Escalator,” a hypnotically propulsive and downright groovy slab of futuristic post-jazz that married Miles Davis-style fusion with Tortoise-like hooks.

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