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Chicago's innovative Klang quartet's with James Falzone (clarinet), Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Jason Roebke (bass) and Tim Daisy (drums) + guests in their 3rd recording, an album paying respect to Benny Goodman on his 100th birthday.

Other Doors

KLANG: Other Doors (Allos Musica)
Label: Allos Musica    
Released in: USA    

"Other Doors is Chicago-based clarinetist/composer James Falzone's third recording with his working quartet, KLANG. It features a new book of arrangements and original material he created following an invitation to celebrate Benny Goodman's 100th birthday at the 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival. Joined by longstanding band members Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, and Tim Daisy, and special guests Josh Berman, Keefe Jackson, Jeb Bishop and Fred Lonberg-Holm, Falzone juxtaposes reimaginings of some of Goodman's best-known music with new pieces inspired by an exploration of the iconic clarinetist's history.

"This is neither a 'swing' record nor any attempt to play in the style of Goodman and his cohorts," Falzone explains. "Rather, Other Doors is an attempt to pay respect to a jazz master by doing what jazz musicians have always done: be open-minded, spontaneous and creative, even while looking back a few generations. I set up the arrangements and created new compositions to allow everyone space to be themselves so that listeners would hear some of the same spirit as in those classic Goodman small-group recordings I love so much where personality is as important as notes." "-Allos Musica

"Tim Daisy (percussion) has been an active member of Chicago' s creative music scene since moving there in 1997. He has performed, composed, recorded, and toured with many of the city's celebrated musicians and ensembles, including the Engines, KLANG, the Rempis Percussion Quartet, the Resonance Ensemble, and the Vandermark 5. In addition, Tim maintains an active composing schedule, writing for his own bands (such as Vox Arcana and Group 4-34) as well as contributing music to a number of collaborative projects- including chamber groups, jazz ensembles, dance, and film. He has had the fortunate experience to perform and record with many great improvisers both from around the world, including: Fred Anderson, Jim Baker, Jeb Bishop, Magnus Broo, Xavier Charles, James Falzone, Erik Friedlander, Per-Ake Homlander, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nate McBride, Joe McPhee, Dave Rempis, Steve Swell, Mikolaj Trzaska, Havard Wiik, Waclaw Zimpel, and Michael Zerang. Besides a regular concert schedule in Chicago, Tim has toured throughout North America and Europe, and has performed at numerous international music festivals."

-Ken Vandermark Website (

"Keefe Jackson, saxophonist/clarinetist/improvisor/composer, arrived in Chicago in 2001 from his native Fayettevile, Arkansas. He performs regularly in the U.S. and in Europe with many musicians including Pandelis Karayorgis, Tomeka Reid, Tim Daisy, Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Jason Roebke, Jason Adasiewicz, Mike Reed, Jason Stein, Josh Berman, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Frank Rosaly, Oscar Jan Hoogland and Marc Unternaehrer. He has also appeared with Michael Moore, Ab Baars, Michiel Braam, Satoko Fujii, and Anthony Coleman. Bill Meyer (Chicago Reader): "...the impeccable logic of his lines and the richness of his tone leave you wanting more... Jackson's high-register squiggles and coarsely voiced, rippling runs push the limits of the tenor's tonal envelope." Frank van Herk, de Volkskrant (Amsterdam): "[Jackson] has an old-fashioned, warm-woolly sound, and a feeling for melodic lines that take their time in unfolding." He has been mentioned in the DownBeat Critics Poll in the Rising Star Tenor Saxophone category. Recordings are available on Delmark and Clean Feed Records."

-Keefe Jackson Website (

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Product Information:

UPC: 700261320069

Label: Allos Musica
Catalog ID: AD 006
Squidco Product Code: 16714

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on November 22nd, 23rd, 24th and December 1st, 2010 at Victorian Recording Studio in Barrington, IL by Josh Richter.


James Falzone-clarinet

Jason Adasiewicz-vibraphone

Jason Roebke-bass

Tim Daisy-drums

Josh Berman-cornet

Jeb Bishop-trombone

Keefe Jackson-tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Fred Lonberg-Holm-cello, electronics

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Track Listing:

1. These Foolish Things (Prelude) 2:11

2. Breakfast Feud 2:44

3. Stompin' At The Savoy 3:58

4. Angles Sing 3:43

5. Memories Of You 5:58

6. Rose Room 3:39

7. Shevitz's Dream 4:13

8. Other Doors 3:34

9. The 4:08 3:36

10. Six Appeal 4:31

11. The Wang Wang Blues 5:19

12. The Already And The Not Yet (For Charlie Christian) 5:07

13. Goodman's Paradox 4:31

14. AC/DC Current 3:45

15. These Foolish Things (Postlude) 2:27