Paul Giallorenzo's touring band with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Mars Williams (sax), Anton Hatwich (bass) and Marc Riordan (drums), exceptional bop-based modern music from an excellent Chicago composer and pianist.
Giallorenzo, Paul Gitmo
Released in: Great Britain
"Bounce. The opening cut, "On Your Marks", just bounces. Those early Cecil Taylor records, they just bounce. When you combine personal vision with a thorough understanding of tradition, this is the kind of thing you get: sideways stabs at recognizable intervals here, chin nods toward past piquant melodic leaps there. The eight tunes here are originals, yah. But jazz originals are different than other kinds of originals: they have legs. Legs that bend at the knee to stretch not strain the rhythmic backbone".-Andrew Choate
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"Orginally from Long Island NY, Paul Giallorenzo is a Chicago-based improviser, composer, and producer using piano, synthesizer, keyboards, and electronics in a wide variety of groups and contexts, ranging from jazz and improvised music to electro-acoustic / noise to sound and video performance. Performing throughout the midwest, eastern US, Canada, Europe, Brazil. Has appeared at the Chicago Jazz Festival, WNUR Chicago Sounds Jazzfest, Glad Cloud Festival of Ambient Music at the Whistler, and a 2008 artist residency in Luzern, Switzerland.
Presenter, organizer, co-founder of the music venue/art gallery Elastic, producing hundreds of creative music concerts and events in Chicago since 2001."-Paul Giallorenzo Website (http://paulgiallorenzo.com/bio.html)
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"Bassist, composer, and improviser Anton Hatwich has lived in Chicago since 2003. He was born and raised in Rockford, IL, growing up in a musical family. Anton moved to Iowa City, IA in 1995 and lived there until 2002, earning a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Iowa. After graduation Hatwich taught for two years as Visiting Artist in Music at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA. At the UI he studied bass with Dr. Diana Gannett, jazz and improvisation with John Rapson, and also gained valuable experience playing with the school's renown Center for New Music, under the direction of David Gompper. Outside of class, Anton was active in the local music scene. Of particular lasting importance was his work with clarinettist, saxophonist, and composer Robert Paredes, with whom Anton took first steps in the world of free improvisation.
In late 2002 Hatwich started spending large amounts of time amongst Chicago's improvised music community, hanging out all night with his new friends at concerts and bars, and crashing on his brother's couch. One thing led to another, and by spring of 2003 he was playing so much in Chicago that it made sense to move there. Since that time he has played in endlessly varied groups of (mostly) improvising musicians, with some combinations sticking around longer than others. A partial list of his collaborators includes Frank Rosaly, Keefe Jackson, Aram Shelton, Nick Mazzarella, Russ Johnson, Tim Daisy, Jason Stein, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Josh Berman, and Paul Giallorenzo. With the bands that lasted, Anton has recorded a number of critically acclaimed albums and toured nationally and internationally. He has appeared at a handful of the major jazz festivals, including the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Ring Ring Festival in Belgrade, the Umbrella Festival, and the Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon Festival in Austria."-Anton Hatwich Website (http://www.antonhatwich.com/about-1/)
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Catalog ID: LEO 641
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Country: Great Britain
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Recorded on September 3rd, 2010, at Strobe Studio in Chicago, Illinois, by Nick Broste.
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1. On Your Marks 6:05
2. Want It 6:25
3. Slowed Roll 5:04
4. Spatialist (For Fred Anderson) 10:40
5. Obelaskism 8:25
6. Imprograf 8:30
7. The Swinger 3:21
8. Spring Chicken 4:43