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Acoustic guitarist Tim Stine and his trio with upright bassist Anton Hatwich and drummer Frank Rosaly, an all-star group of younger Chicago players in an album of buoyant, original improvisations with great give-and-take from a superb working band of contemporaries.

Stine, Tim Trio The

Stine, Tim Trio The: Tim Stine Trio  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] (Astral Spirits)

Label: Astral Spirits    
Released in: USA    

"Tim Stine has become the guitarist of choice for many groups/improv settings in the Chicago area since 2008, including his incredible work with the Nick Mazzarella Quintet. So it's with extreme pleasure that we present the first physical release for Stine as a leader/writer with this self-titled Tim Stine Trio tape! Stine fills out his trio with the go-to Chicago rhythm section of Anton Hatwich on bass and Frank Rosaly on drums.

The first thing that grabs you is that Stine plays acoustic guitar throughout the entire album...a beautiful, conceptual twist on the jazz guitar trio sound - The acoustic guitar adds an earthy, in-your-face feel that brings Stine's playing to the foreground while Hatwich and Rosaly provide a strong and spacious background for Stine's gorgeous melodies. This is the kind of guitar trio record we at AS have been waiting to hear and Tim Stine has gone beyond our wildest expectations..."-Astral Spirits

Biography for: Tim Stine

"Tim Stine has studied guitar with Glenn Ginn and Jim Smith. Tim stayed close to his home in Fargo, North Dakota to earn his undergraduate degrees. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts degree, Tim joined the faculty of North Dakota State University, where he taught as an adjunct guitar instructor. Tim then went onto Cincinnati where he recently received his Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Since moving to Chicago in 2008, Tim has been very active performing and composing music in the city's thriving jazz scene. Tim leads his own trio, the Tim Stine Trio, and performs with various other groups including a trio performing the music of piano great Herbie Nichols. The Tim Stine Trio recently recorded an EP available at . Tim has lead bands at many of the city's finest creative music venues including Constellation, the Rachet Series at the Skylark, the Hungry Brain and as part of an on-going series for music curation service Uncanned Music. Other notable performances include a in-studio performance broadcast live on Northwestern's Radio Station WNUR, a residency in April of 2014, and a record release show with Alysheba, a band run by Glencoe School of Music's saxophone instructor Andy Oberhausen. Tim has held several long-term engagements in the Chicago area including at the Tasting Room,Woodlawn Tap and the Lotus Bar."

-Glencoe Academy of Music (

Biography for: Anton Hatwich

"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 (

Biography for: Frank Rosaly

"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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Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: AS035
Squidco Product Code: 22550

Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
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