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Klang's 4th release takes the quartet of James Falzone (clarinet), Tim Daisy (drums), Jason Roebke (bass) & Jason Adasiewicz (vibes) into more abstract territory in works inspired by aesthetics such as graffiti, pavement, iron work, &c.

Brooklyn Lines...Chicago Spaces

KLANG: Brooklyn Lines...Chicago Spaces (Allos Musica)
Label: Allos Musica    
Released in: USA    

"brooklyn lines ... chicago spaces is the fourth recording from Chicago- based clarinetist/composer James Falzone's six-year-old working quartet KLANG with Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke and Tim Daisy. It features a new collection of original Falzone compositions inspired by the aesthetic stimulation he discovered on the streetsof Brooklyn during a week-long residency there last summer.

"I became fascinated by the lines I was seeing all around in the pavement, iron work, cracks in walls, graffiti, you name it," Falzone explains. "I call it found abstraction and felt a real sense a kinship to my own musical aesthetic. I was staying in Carroll Gardens, and would wake up each morning at 6 a.m., walk for a coffee, walk a part of Brooklyn, then go back to the apartment I was renting and write music until afternoon. These are the pieces that came from that time."

"brooklyn lines ... chicago spaces represents my approach to small group jazz," Falzone explains. "It comes to fruition because of the unique musical voices I'm writing for in KLANG, voices I know so very well. And, unlike previous KLANG projects, there is no specific homage such as on Tea Music, which owed a debt to Jimmy Giuffre, and Other Doors, which paid obvious tribute to Benny Goodman. Rather, as John Corbett's thoughtful liner notes suggest, this music is a 'tangle of lineages.'" "-Allos Musica

This release follows last year's Other Doors (Allos Documents), the band's widely acclaimed re-imagining of pieces associated with Benny Goodman. Critics included it on numerous year-end lists and called it "so unmistakably right" (Brian Morton, Point of Departure), "distinct, challenging and pleasurable" (Mark Holston, Jazziz), "nothing less than arresting" (Alain Drouot, JazzGram) and "an impressive combination of practiced virtuosity and spontaneous creativity" (Jeff Stockton, The New York City Jazz Record).

"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 (

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Product Information:

UPC: 641444115723

Label: Allos Musica
Catalog ID: AD 008
Squidco Product Code: 16715

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on February 9th, 2012 at Electrical Audio in Chicago, IL by Greg Norman.


James Falzone-clarinet

Jason Adasiewicz-vibraphone, Jason Roebke-bass, cracklebox

Tim Daisy-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Brooklyn Lines 4:53

2. Ukranian Village 6:30

3. Alone At The Brain 6:33

4. Jazz Searching Self 1:57

5. It Felt As If Time Had Stopped 4:59

6. Ground 6:37

7. Chicago Spaces 4:11

8. Blue Jays 3:26

9. Carol's Burgers 4:17

10. Sciuridae 6:26

11. Chicago Spaces (Coda) 2:32