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Chicago vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown with Josh Berman, Aram Shelton, Jason Roebke & Frank Rosaly in their 2nd excellent 60s/Blue Note influenced album.

Adasiewicz, Jason Rolldown

Adasiewicz, Jason Rolldown: Varmint (Cuneiform)
Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    

"Led by vibraphonist and composer Jason Adasiewicz [a-dah-shev-its], Varmint is Rolldown's second release. A prolific member of Chicago's jazz and improvised music scene, Jason is quickly gaining widespread recognition through his extensive work as a sideman as well as such high-profile honors as his strong showing in DownBeat's 2007, 2008 and 2009 "Critics' Poll - Rising Star" Vibes category.

The band has been active for over 5 years and features stalwarts from Chicago's vibrant jazz/new music community. Their sound combines Blue Note's classic, avant-leaning '60s albums with contemporary drive, swing, energy, and attack. Varmint features six new compositions by Adasiewicz and a tune written by Andrew Hill.

The music on Varmint is swinging and accessible but also very modern and forward-looking. Recommended if you like: Jackie McLean, Bobby Hutcherson, Andrew Hill, Grachan Moncur III as well as other, newer, good things that make Stanley Crouch shake his fists skyward and shout aloud, "This isn't jazz"."-Cuneiform

"Frank Rosaly (Francisco Javier Rosaly Amoros Rosello - b. 5/30/74 Phoenix, AZ) is a drummer and composer living in Chicago. He has been involved in the improvised and experimental music community since 2001 where he has become an integral part of Chicago's musical fabric, navigating a fine line between the vibrant improvised music, experimental, rock and jazz communities. He contributes much of his time to performing, composing, teaching, as well as organizing musical events, while also touring regularly domestically and internationally.

Frank is currently active in many projects throughout Chicago as well as New York and in Europe. Some groups include Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad Quartet, Matana Robert's Chicago Project, Rob Mazurek's Mandarin Movie, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten Quintet, Scorch Trio, Nicole Mitchell Ice Crystal Quartet, Jason Stein Quartet, Jeff Parker/Nels Cline Quartet, Josh Abrams' Natural Information Society, Fred Lonberg-Holm's Valentine Trio, Keefe Jackson's Project Project, The Fast Citizens, The Jeb Bishop Trio, Jason Adasievicz's Rolldown, Jorrit Dijkstra's Flatlands Collective, Chicago Lucern Exchange, Hearts and Minds, Slow Cycle, Outskirts, Darren Johnston's Chicago Quintet, Anchor and others."

-Frank Rosaly Website (

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Product Information:

UPC: 045775029221

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: RUNE 292CD
Squidco Product Code: 11952

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Mark Haines at Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL August 2008.


Jason Adasiewicz-vibraphone

Josh Berman-cornet

Aram Shelton-alto saxophone

Jason Roebke-bass

Frank Rosaly-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Green Grass 6:01

2. Varmint 8:36

3. Dagger 7:14

4. Hide 7:53

5. I Hope She Is Awake 6:36

6. Punchbag 8:22

7. The Griots 6:08