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Keefe Jackson/Jason Adasiewicz: Rows and Rows

The duet is one of the purest expressions in jazz: unfiltered, unsullied and confidential by its very nature. Tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist Keefe Jackson and vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz-regulars within Chicago’s AACM-inspired improvisational music cabal-wear the format well on Rows and Rows. They’ve been circling each other for more than a decade, both having contributed … Read More “Keefe Jackson/Jason Adasiewicz: Rows and Rows”

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Klang: James Falzone, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy: Other Doors

James Falzone’s solo clarinet introduction of “These Foolish Things” to Other Doors invites the music to come. His quartet, Klang, includes vibist Jason Adasiewicz, bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Tim Daisy. Joining the foursome are “special guests” cornetist Josh Berman, trombonist Jeb Bishop, sax and clarinet player Keefe Jackson and cellist Fred Lonberg-holm, who also … Read More “Klang: James Falzone, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy: Other Doors”

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Jason Adasiewicz: Sun Rooms

Vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz has created excitement in all kinds of settings, including his Chicago quintet Rolldown, which released the acclaimed Varmint (Cuneiform) in 2009. But not until Sun Rooms, a wondrous trio outing, has a recording showcased his full range as a player and composer. Adasiewicz (pronounced Adda-SHEV-itz) is known for the insistent melodicism he … Read More “Jason Adasiewicz: Sun Rooms”

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Jason Adasiewicz’s Rolldown: Varmint

Vibraphonist-composer Jason Adasiewicz returns to the same avant-leaning territory he staked out on Rolldown’s eponymous debut in 2008. Comparisons to Dolphy’s Out to Lunch! are once again inevitable, particularly on “Green Grass” and the title track. There are bracing solo contributions from cornetist Josh Berman and pungent-toned alto saxophonist Aram Shelton, while bassist Jason Roebke … Read More “Jason Adasiewicz’s Rolldown: Varmint”

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