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Chicago Underground Duo: Locus (Northern Spy)

The Chicago duo of Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor on cornet, synth, electronics, bamboo flutes drums, mbira, guitar & balaphone, mixings bits of breakbeat and Afropop with jazz, ambient and electronica elements in unmistakable and compelling grooves.
 

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UPC: 81159198862

Label: Northern Spy
Catalog ID: CD-NS-052
Squidco Product Code: 18772

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Soma Electronic Studios in Chicago, Illinois by John McEntire.


Personnel:

Rob Mazurek-cornet, synth, game boy, electronics, bamboo flute, voice

Chad Taylor-drums, mbira, guitar, balaphone

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track listing:


1. Locus 3:48

2. Boss 4:16

3. The Human Economy 2:36

4. Yaa Yaa Kole 4:34

5. House of the Axe 5:29

6. Borrow and Burry 3:59

7. Blink Out 5:45

8. Kabuki 5:28

9. Dante 4:06




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Improvised Music
Jazz
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
Duo Recordings
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

Locus, the seventh album by the Chicago Underground Duo (Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor), follows on the heels of their acclaimed 2012 Northern Spy release Age of Energy. Bits of breakbeat and Afropop are heard within the jazz, ambient and electronica elements of their unmistakable grooves. Also in the mix is a Ghanian folk tune and Ennio Morricone played on cornet, drums, mbira, ballophone, bamboo flute and Game Boy.

The pairing came out of the Chicago Underground Orchestra founded by Mazurek almost 20 years ago during a series of weekly workshops at the famed Chicago nightclub Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. The Orchestra morphed into the Chicago Underground Duo, Trio and Quartet as situations demanded, and while the orchestra has counted among its members such jazz greats as Sun Ra drummer Robert Barry and the late bassist Fred Hopkins of Air, the younger wunderkind Taylor has been the only other consistent member of the Underground bands.

The duo remains core to most everything the uncompromising Mazurek takes on. With Taylor (championed timekeeper behind Marc Ribot's Spiritual Unity Trio and projects with Peter Brotzmann, Ken Vandermark and many others), Mazurek has crafted an ever expanding sound, based in elements of jazz, techno, film music. The nine tracks on Locus find the tireless Duo exploring, as always, new sounds and new combinations."-Northern Spy


Artist Biographies:

"Rob Mazurek is an American electro-acoustic composer, cornetist, improviser and visual artist living in Chicago, Illinois. As a composer, Rob Mazurek has written over 300 original compositions over the past 30 years, and has released 55 recordings on various labels. He currently leads a number of ensembles, including Exploding Star Orchestra, Pharoah and the Underground (featuring Pharoah Sanders), Chicago Underground, Pulsar Quartet, São Paulo Underground, Skull Sessions, Sound Is Quintet, Starlicker, Mandarin Movie and Throne of the House of Good and Evil, each of which possesses its own distinct musical personality.

He has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, such as Bill Dixon, Pharoah Sanders, Mike Ladd, Roscoe Mitchell, Yusef Lateef, Fred Anderson, Naná Vasconcelos, Mamelo Sound System, Kassin and Marcelo Camelo and others. Additionally, Rob Mazurek works as a visual artist (incorporating sound, painting and video) with numerous international performances, exhibitions and artist residencies."

-Rob Mazurek Website (http://robmazurek.com/)
4/25/2017

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Mazurek, Rob (w/ Takara / Granado / Rohrer / Somervell)
Chants and Corners
(Clean Feed)
Thollem / Mazurek
Blind Curves and Box Canyons
(Relative Pitch)
Mandarin Movie
Mandarin Movie
(Aesthetics)
Sao Paulo Underground / Rob Mazurek
Cantos Invisiveis
(Cuneiform)
Rova Channeling Coltrane
Electric Ascension - Live At The 2012 Guelph Festival + "Cleaning The Mirror - A Documentary by John Rogers" [Blu Ray + DVD + CD]
(RogueArt)
Chicago / Sao Paulo Underground feat Pharoah Sanders
Pharoah and the Underground - Primative Jupiter [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Ajemian, Jason / Tony Malaby / Rob Mazurek / Chad Taylor
A Way a Land of Life [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Mazurek, Rob Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell
Matter Anti-Matter, Sixty-Three Moons Of Jupiter & Electronic Works [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Sao Paulo Underground
Beija Flors Velho E Sujo
(Cuneiform)
Mazurek, Rob
Space Between [CD + DVD]
(Delmark)
Mazurek, Rob
Silver Spines
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Mazurek, Rob Pulsar Quartet
Stellar Pulsations
(Delmark)
Sao Paulo Underground (Featuring Rob Mazurek)
Tres Cabecas Loucuras
(Cuneiform)
Dixon, Bill
Tapestries for Small Orchestra
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Mandarin Movie
Mandarin Movie
(Aesthetics)
Active Ingredients (Chad Taylor / Jemeel Moondoc / Tom Abbs / Steve Swell / Rob Mazurek / David Boykin / Avreeayl Ra)
Titration
(Delmark)
Mazurek, Rob (w/ Takara / Granado / Rohrer / Somervell)
Chants and Corners
(Clean Feed)
Toral, Rafael
Space Collective 2 Live [CASSETTE + download]
(Notice Recordings)
Revis, Eric / Taylor / McHenry / Jones / Branford Marsalis
In Memory of Things Yet Seen
(Clean Feed)
Mazurek, Rob Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell
Matter Anti-Matter, Sixty-Three Moons Of Jupiter & Electronic Works [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Mazurek, Rob
Space Between [CD + DVD]
(Delmark)
Digital Primitives
Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' [2 CDs]
(Hopscotch Records)
Mazurek, Rob
Silver Spines
(Delmark)
Giallorenzo, Paul Gitmo
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(Leo)
Taylor, Chad
Circle Down
(482 Music)
RED trio & Mattias Stahl
North And Red Stream
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Decoy with Joe Mcphee
Spontaneous Combustion [2 CDs]
(Otoroku)
Whammies, The (Dijkstra / Oliver / Karayorgis / Roebke / Bishop / Bennink)
Play The Music of Steve Lacy Vol. 3, Live
(Driff Records)
AMM (Tilbury / Prevost)
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(Matchless)
Baloni
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Live At The Village Vanguard
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Coursil, Jacques with Alan Silva
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Leandre, Joelle / Pascal Contet
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Davis, George
Scapula: Bop Acetates, Chicago, 1949
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Broken Consort
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Schmid, Peter A. / Ned Rothenberg
En Passant
(Creative Works Records)
Carter, John / Bobby Bradford
Tandem (remastered) (1979/82) [2 CDs]
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Inner Ear (Trzaska / Swell / Daisy / Holmlander)
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Exploding Star Orchestra
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(Delmark)
Sclavis / Taborn / Rainey
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(Clean Feed)
Halvorson / Radding / Wooley
Crackleknob
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Weber, Christian
3 Suits and A Violin
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Recommended & Related Releases:
Thollem / Mazurek
Blind Curves and Box Canyons
(Relative Pitch)
Mandarin Movie
Mandarin Movie
(Aesthetics)
Sao Paulo Underground / Rob Mazurek
Cantos Invisiveis
(Cuneiform)
Rova Channeling Coltrane
Electric Ascension - Live At The 2012 Guelph Festival + "Cleaning The Mirror - A Documentary by John Rogers" [Blu Ray + DVD + CD]
(RogueArt)
Chicago / Sao Paulo Underground feat Pharoah Sanders
Pharoah and the Underground - Primative Jupiter [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Ajemian, Jason / Tony Malaby / Rob Mazurek / Chad Taylor
A Way a Land of Life [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Sao Paulo Underground
Beija Flors Velho E Sujo
(Cuneiform)
Mazurek, Rob Pulsar Quartet
Stellar Pulsations
(Delmark)
Sao Paulo Underground (Featuring Rob Mazurek)
Tres Cabecas Loucuras
(Cuneiform)
Dixon, Bill
Tapestries for Small Orchestra
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Mandarin Movie
Mandarin Movie
(Aesthetics)
Active Ingredients (Chad Taylor / Jemeel Moondoc / Tom Abbs / Steve Swell / Rob Mazurek / David Boykin / Avreeayl Ra)
Titration
(Delmark)
Other Recommended Releases:
Mazurek, Rob (w/ Takara / Granado / Rohrer / Somervell)
Chants and Corners
(Clean Feed)
Toral, Rafael
Space Collective 2 Live [CASSETTE + download]
(Notice Recordings)
Revis, Eric / Taylor / McHenry / Jones / Branford Marsalis
In Memory of Things Yet Seen
(Clean Feed)
Mazurek, Rob Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell
Matter Anti-Matter, Sixty-Three Moons Of Jupiter & Electronic Works [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Mazurek, Rob
Space Between [CD + DVD]
(Delmark)
Digital Primitives
Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' [2 CDs]
(Hopscotch Records)
Mazurek, Rob
Silver Spines
(Delmark)
Giallorenzo, Paul Gitmo
Emergent
(Leo)
Taylor, Chad
Circle Down
(482 Music)



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