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Williams, Mars Presents

An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [VINYL]

Williams, Mars Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [VINYL] (Astral Spirits  / Soul What Records)

This year's An Ayler Xmas, the 4th in the series from saxophonist Mars Williams, expands to a double CD with recordings from two bands: Josh Berman, Jim Baker, Kent Kessler, Brian Sandstrom & Steve Hunt (Chicago); and Steve Swell, Hilliard Greene, Chris Corsano, Nels Cline & Fred Lonberg-Holm (NYC); in incredible free jazz mashups and bash-ups of Holiday favorites.
 

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Label: Astral Spirits / Soul What Records
Catalog ID: AS154_LP/SWR008_LP
Squidco Product Code: 29788

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: USA
Packaging: Vinyl LP
Side A recorded live at Hungry Brain, in Chicago, Illinois, on December 15th, 2019, by Dave Zuchowski.

Side B recorded Live at DiMenna Center, In New York, New York, on December 21st, 2019, by Marc Uselli.


Personnel:

Brian Sandstrom-Bass, Guitar, Trumpet

Chris Corsano-Drums

Fred Lonberg-Holm-Cello

Hilliard Greene-Bass

Jim Baker-Piano, Viola, Arp Synth

Josh Berman-Cornet

Kent Kessler-Bass

Mars Williams-Sax, Toy Instruments

Nels Cline-Guitar

Steve Hunt-Drums

Steve Swell-Trombone:

Peter Maunu-Violin

Katinka Kleijn-Cello

Keefe Jackson-Baritone Sax

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Artist Biographies:

Brian Sandstrom is a Chicago based guitarist and bassist known for his work with NRG Ensemble.

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"First spellbound by freely improvised music in the mid-1990s after witnessing performances by TEST, William Parker, Cecil Taylor, and others, Chris Corsano began a long-standing, high-energy partnership with Paul Flaherty in 1998. A move from western Massachusetts to the UK in 2005 led Corsano to develop an expanded solo music of his own, incorporating sax reeds, violin strings and bows, pot lids, and other everyday household items into his drum kit. In February 2006 he released his first solo recording, The Young Cricketer, and toured extensively throughout Europe, USA, and Japan. He spent 2007 and '08 as the drummer on Björk's Volta world tour, all the while weaving in shows and recordings on his days off with the likes of Evan Parker, Virginia Genta, and C. Spencer Yeh. Moving back to the U.S. in 2009, Corsano returned focus to his own projects, most notably a duo with Michael Flower, Rangda (with Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny) and solo work, now revamped to include synthesizers and contact microphones in addition to his drum set and home-made acoustic instruments.

In addition to the those mentioned above, he's also worked with, among others: John Edwards (released by: Clean Feed/Dancing Wayang), Jim O'Rourke & Akira Sakata (Drag City/Family Vineyard), Paul Dunmall (ESP-Disk), Nels Cline (Strange Attractors), Jessica Rylan (Load Records), Jandek (Corwood), Sunburned Hand Of Man (Manhand), MV&EE (Eclipse/Time-Lag), Vampire Belt (Open Mouth), Joe McPhee (Roaratorio), and Wally Shoup (Leo/Columbia Japan)."

-Chris Corsano Website (http://www.cor-sano.com/bio.html)
1/23/2021

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"Fred Lonberg-Holm (born 1962) is an American cellist based in Chicago. He relocated from New York City to Chicago in 1995. Lonberg-Holm is most identified with playing free improvisation and free jazz. He is also a composer of concert works. As a session musician and arranger, he is credited on many rock, pop, and country records. Lonberg-Holm currently leads the Valentine Trio, with Jason Roebke (bass) and Frank Rosaly (drums). This jazz trio performs original compositions as well as tunes by both jazz composers (e.g. Sun Ra) and pop songwriters (e.g. Jeff Tweedy, Syd Barrett). The group released its first album Terminal Valentine, in 2007, which was reviewed by AllAboutJazz critic Nils Jacobson.

He coordinates and directs performances of his Lightbox Orchestra, an improvising ensemble with a flexible, ever-changing membership. Lonberg-Holm does not play an instrument in this group, but rather conducts its non-idiomatic improvisations via the "lightbox" and by holding up handwritten signs. The lightbox contains a light bulb for each musician which Lonberg-Holm switches on or off to suggest when they should play. Collective groups of which Lonberg-Holm is a member include Terminal 4 who released an album, in 2003, called When I'm Falling that received four and a half stars, and AMG Album Pick by Allmusic, and it was reviewed by Allmusic's Joslyn Layne, The Boxhead Ensemble, Pillow, the Lonberg-Holm/Kessler/Zerang trio (with Kent Kessler and Michael Zerang), and the Dörner/Lonberg-Holm duo (with Axel Dörner).

Among groups led by other people, he is a member of the Vandermark 5, the Joe McPhee Trio, the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens, and Ken Vandermark's Territory Band. When he lived in New York, Lonberg-Holm frequently collaborated with the rock group God Is My Co-Pilot pianist and composer Anthony Coleman as well as multi-instrumentalist Paul Duncan of Warm Ghost. In Chicago, he has worked with Jim O'Rourke, Bobby Conn (on "Llovessonngs" [1999] and "The Golden Age" [2001]), The Flying Luttenbachers, Lake Of Dracula, Wilco, Rivulets, Mats Gustafsson, Sten Sandell, Jaap Blonk, John Butcher, and a great many others.

Lonberg-Holm's concert works have been premiered by William Winant, Carrie Biolo, the Austin New Music Co-Op, Subtropics Ensemble, Duo Atypica, the Schanzer/Speach Duo, New Winds, Paul Hoskin, Kevin Norton, the E.S.P. Ensemble, and others. His scores for dance have been performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Dance Theater Workshop as well as many other venues. He is a former composition student of Anthony Braxton and Morton Feldman. He performed improvised music in the role of a troubled composer who finds inspiration in the love of a couple he spots on the street in a short film for the Playboy channel."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Lonberg-Holm)
1/23/2021

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"Hilliard Greene has been studying music for more than 30 years and has been playing professionally over twenty. His emphasis is in classical, jazz, rock, blues, R&B, Tango as well as the music of other continents and US regions, and solo performances.

Greene studied at the University of Northern Iowa and at Berklee College of Music in Boston and has been teaching private students and classes for over 25 years. He is currently a faculty member at the Bass Collective in New York City. He continues to teach privately and to do workshops and master classes in upright and electric bass for both children and adults.

He performs widely in the New York City area: recitals, nightclubs, concert halls (including Carnegie Hall), recording studios, radio and television. Also performs in major cities throughout the United States, Canada, Europe east and west, Asia, the West Indies, and South America.Greene performed and recorded with Jimmy Scott for 20+ years, serving as his Musical Director from 1995 to 2013. Greene was also Cecil Taylor's Concert Master for his group "Phtongos". He was in residence at Minton's a.k.a. legendary Minton's Playhouse as the house bassist.

Greene works / worked with Rashied Ali, Barry Altschul, Lucian Ban, Billy Bang, Kenny Barron, David Berger, Karl Berger, Cindy Blackman, T.K. Blue, Dougie Bowen, Joanne Brackeen, Oscar Brown Jr., Uri Caine, Roy Campbell, Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Skin, Daniel Carter, Carla Cook, Akua Dixon, Dave Douglas, John Esposito, Bobby Few, Erik Friedlander, Camille Gainer, Eddie Gale, Charles Gayle, Eddie Gladden, Electric Symphony, Alex Harding, George Haslam, Jon Hendricks, John Hicks, Jason Kao Hwang, The Inkspots, Yoron Israel, Vijay Iyer, Klaus Kugel, Leroy Jenkins, Howard Johnson, Frank Lacy, Gloria Lynne, Michael Marcus, Sabir Mateen, Jason Moran, Bern Nix, Greg Osby, Jimmy Ponder, Don Pullen, Lenore Raphael, Matana Roberts, Perry Robinson, Josh Roseman, Vanessa Rubin, Nipsy Russell, Warren Smith, Steve Swell, Grady Tate, Jacky Terrasson, Gebhard Ullman, Marlene VerPlanck, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Petras Vysniauskas, Jack Walrath, Bobby Watson, Mars Williams...

Hilliard Greene has recently formed The In&Out Band, a trio using jazz standards as a vehicle for free improvisation. Also, he is co-leader of the classical crossover ensemble ZigZag Quartet. He produced three CD's with his own ensemble The Jazz Expressions, a solo bass CD entitled "Alone", and co-produced self-titled ZigZag Quartet CD."

-Hilliard Greene Website (http://hilliardgreene.com/about/)
1/23/2021

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"Jim Baker was born in Chicago a number of years ago and has been playing in and around Chicago and elsewhere in the world for a few decades, mostly on piano and analog synthesizer; mostly in improvisational contexts; in situations involving, amongst others, Fred Anderson, Ken Vandermark, Michael Zerang, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt, Edward WIlkerson Jr, David Boykin, Rob Mazurek, Guillermo Gregorio, Nicole Mitchell, Vincent Davis, the Thing XXL, Tortoise, Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paul Hartsaw, Janet Bean, Damon Short, and numerous others.

For a number of years, Mr Baker was the house pianist at the weekly jam sessions at Fred Anderson's Velvet Lounge; and for most of the past decade, has played weekly with the improvising quartet Extraordinary Popular Delusions (the other three Delusions: Messrs. Williams, Sandstrom, & Hunt) , who currently play nearly every monday night at Beat Kitchen in Chicago."

-Milk Factory Productions (http://www.milkfactoryproductions.com/Jim_Baker.html)
1/23/2021

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"For more than fifteen years, cornetist, improviser, composer, and music presenter Josh Berman has been an essential contributor to Chicago's active improvised music scene. His work encompasses both developing opportunities for presenting improvised music, and performing in a variety of highly collaborative formats. He's a co-founder of critically acclaimed Umbrella Music, and curator of the Sunday night music series at the Hungry Brain. He's performed as bandleader of his own groups, Josh Berman Trio, Josh Berman's Old Idea, and Josh Berman and His Gang, and as co-leader of Chicago Luzern Exchange.

In addition to his work as bandleader, Berman has performed and recorded with some of the most internationally respected musicians and composers in jazz and improvised music: Bill Dixon, Ab Baars, Keefe Jackson, Joe McPhee, Jason Adasiewicz, Mike Reed, Michael Moore, Ken Vandermark, Frank Rosaly, Rob Mazurek, Jason Stein, Jeb Bishop, Dave Rempis, Michael Zerang, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Paul Lytton. He is also a frequent collaborator with dance artists; his collaboration with dancer Ayako Kato and musician Jason Roebke was awarded a CROSSCUT grant for New Collaborations in Sound/Movement from Experimental Sound Studio and Links Hall. Berman was named in the DownBeat critics' poll among Rising Stars, Trumpet. He has toured the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan.

In 2009, Berman and his group Old Idea released their first full length CD/LP, Old Idea, on Delmark. Josh Berman and His Gang's There Now, also on Delmark Records, came out in 2012. And 2015 saw the release of Josh Berman Trio's A Dance and A Hop on Delmark. The albums have garnered critical acclaim in publications including The New York Times, DownBeat, Jazz Times, the Chicago Reader, and the Chicago Tribune."

-Josh Berman Website (http://joshberman.net/)
1/23/2021

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"Kent Kessler (born January 28, 1957 in Crawfordsville, Indiana) is an American jazz double-bassist, best known for his work in the Chicago avant-garde jazz scene.

Kessler, born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, grew up on Cape Cod and began playing trombone at age ten. He and his family moved to Chicago when he was 13, and a few years later Kessler became intensely interested in jazz. While attending St. Mary Center for Learning High School, he began taking lessons from Kestutis Stanciauskas (Streetdancer) in electric bass and jazz theory in the middle of the 1970s. In 1977 he formed the ensemble Neutrino Orchestra with percussionist Michael Zerang and guitarists Dan Scanlan and Norbert Funk. He spent three months in Brazil during 1980-81 and spent time studying intermittently at Roosevelt University in Chicago; he and Zerang also formed a group called Musica Menta, which played regularly at Link's Hall.

Kessler began playing double bass in the 1980s and it became his primary instrument when he was asked in 1985 to join the NRG Ensemble, who toured Europe and recorded for ECM Records under the leadership of Hal Russell until his death in 1992. In 1991, he gigged with Zerang and guitarist Chris DeChiara; in need of a hornist, they called Ken Vandermark, who had been considering leaving the Chicago scene. Kessler and Vandermark would go on to collaborate extensively on free jazz and improvisational projects such as the Vandermark 5, the DKV Trio and the Steelwool Trio. In the 1990s and afterwards he worked with Chicago musicians such as Hamid Drake, Fred Anderson, and Joe McPhee, and also with European musicians such as Peter Brötzmann, Mats Gustafsson, Misha Mengelberg, and Luc Houtkamp.

In 2003, Kessler released a solo album, Bull Fiddle, on Okka Disk. Kessler performs alone on nine of the twelve tracks, and with Michael Zerang on three."

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1/23/2021

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"Mars Williams is an open-minded musician, composer and educator who commutes easily between free jazz, funk, hip-hop and rock, Mars has played and recorded with The Psychedelic Furs, Billy Idol, Massacre, Fred Frith, Bill Laswell, Ministry, Power Station, Die Warzau, The Waitresses, Kiki Dee, Pete Cosey, Billy Squier, DJ Logic, Wayne Kramer, John Scoffield, Charlie Hunter, Kurt Elling, Swollen Monkeys, Mike Clark, Jerry Garcia, Naked Raygun, Friendly Fires, The Untouchables, Blow Monkeys and virtually every leading figure of Chicago's and New York City's "downtown" scene.

John Zorn credits Mars as "one of the true saxophone players--someone who takes pleasure in the sheer act of blowing the horn. This tremendous enthusiasm is an essential part of his sound, and it comes through each note every time he plays. Whatever the situation, Mars plays exciting music. In many ways he has succeeded in redefining what versatility means to the modern saxophone player."

In 2001 Mars received a Grammy Nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Record with his group Liquid Soul.

Despite his busy touring schedule with Liquid Soul and The Psychedelic Furs, Mars manages to stay active on the Chicago underground improvising scene. In recent years he has toured and recorded with the Peter Brötzmann Tentet, Switchback, Full Blast, Scorch Trio, the Vandermark 5, Boneshaker, Chicago Reed Quartet and Cinghiale, teaming him with such musicians as Ken Vandermark, Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang, William Parker, Ikue Mori, Kent Kessler, Fredric Lonberg Holm, Peter Brotzmann, Joe McPhee, Paal Nilssen-Love, Ab Baars, Mike Reed, Jeb Bishop, Harrison Bankhead, Dave Rempis, Kidd Jordan and Matts Gustafson.

He performs weekly in Chicago along with Jim Baker, Steve Hunt, and Brian Sandstrom in the improvising quartet "Extraordinary Popular Delusions". As a bandleader, he continues to perform and record CDs with his own free-jazz groups, the NRG Ensemble, Witches & Devils, Slam, XmarsX, Mars Trio, Boneshaker and The Soul Sonic Sirkus which features improvising musicians and aerial circus performers. Along with Die Warsau's Van Christie, Mars has started Ratking Music, a production company focusing on music for film and television.

In addition to performing and creating music, Mars has been an educator in the field of woodwinds and jazz improvisation for over thirty years. Mars held the position of Woodwind Instructor at Bard College for two years. In the last few years Mars has presented Master classes and clinics to a number of private and public institutions including, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the University of Chicago, Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL), and June Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art (Auburn, AL)."

-Mars Williams Website (http://www.marswilliams.com/about/)
1/23/2021

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"Nels Courtney Cline (born January 4, 1956 in Los Angeles) is an American guitarist and composer. He has been the guitarist for the band Wilco since 2004.

He first came to prominence in the 1980s playing jazz, often in collaboration with his twin brother Alex Cline, a drummer. Since then, he has worked with a wide range of musicians in punk and alternative rock, notably Mike Watt and Thurston Moore. He also leads the groups the Nels Cline Singers and Nels Cline Trio.

Cline was named the 82nd greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in November 2011."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nels_Cline)
1/23/2021

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Steve Hunt is a drummer/percussionist in groups Caffeine, FJF, NRG Ensemble, Witches & Devils.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/808799-Steve-Hunt-3)
1/23/2021

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"Born in Newark, NJ, Steve Swell has been an active member of the NYC music community since 1975. He has toured and recorded with many artists from mainstreamers such as Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich to so called outsiders as Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor and William Parker. He has over 40 CDs as a leader or co-leader and is a featured artists on more than 100 other releases. He runs workshops around the world and is a teaching artist in the NYC public school system focusing on special needs children.

Swell has worked on music transcriptions of the Bosavi tribe of New Guinea for MacArthur fellow, Steve Feld in 2000. His CD, "Suite For Players, Listeners and Other Dreamers" (CIMP) ranked number 2 in the 2004 Cadence Readers Poll. He has also received grants from USArtists International in 2006, MCAF (LMCC) awards in 2008 and 2013 and has been commissioned twice on the Interpretations Series at Merkin Hall in 2006 and at Roulette in 2012.

Steve was nominated for Trombonist of the Year 2008 & 2011 by the Jazz Journalists Association, was selected Trombonist of the Year 2008-2010 , 2012 and 2014-2015 by the magazine El Intruso of Argentina and received the 2008 Jubilation Foundation Fellowship Award of the Tides Foundation. Steve has also been selected by the Downbeat Critics Poll in the Trombone category each year from 2010-2016.

Steve is presently a teaching artist through the American Composers Orchestra, Healing Arts Initiative , Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center (Bronx), the Jazz Foundation of America and Leman Manhattan Preparatory School.

Steve was also awarded the 2014 Creative Curricula grant (LMCC) for the project: "Metamorphoses: Modern Mythology in Sound and Words" which was taught in a month long residency at Baruch College Campus High School in Manhattan."

-Steve Swell Website (http://www.steveswell.com/SteveSwellBio.htm)
1/23/2021

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"Peter Maunu is the archetype 21st Century musician -- a master at using technique and technology to forge great art.

The creative breadth and beauty of Peter Maunu's textural guitar work can best be appreciated by examining his musical roots. He began his career as a classical violinist and concert master, earning a scholarship to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music while still in his early teens. After hearing the groundbreaking work of Hendrix and The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows", Peter became fascinated with the sonic possibilities of the guitar and it soon commanded much of his interest. His orchestral approach to playing has always infused his guitar work.

Peter's musicality and command of many styles has led to recording and live performances with an eclectic group of artists including Airto, Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty, Heart, L.A. Express, The Pointer Sisters, Wang Chung, Lou Gramm and Bobby McFerrin. In the late 70's, he and several Bay Area friends -- Mark Isham, Patrick O'Hearn, Terry Bozzio -- formed the pioneering instrumental alliance Group 87, which released two ahead-of-its-time albums. Maunu's longtime involvement with composer Mark Isham has encouraged his experimental side, leading to Peter's many contributions in film music. His solo album "Warm Sound in a Gray Field" is a showcase for his adventurous compositional style."

-Spectrasonics (https://www.spectrasonics.net/company/artists/artist.php?id=45)
1/23/2021

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"Hailed as "Chicago's first lady of the cello" by Timeout Chicago Magazine, Dutch cellist Katinka Kleijn defies today's traditional definition of a cellist, transitioning comfortably through the styles of classical, experimental, contemporary, improvisatory, folk and progressive rock, as well as across the traditional fields of solo, chamber and orchestral performance.

Most recently, she appeared as soloist in the World Premiere of Dai Fujikura's cello concerto at Lincoln Center, New York, where The New York Times described her as "a player of formidable expressive gifts".

A member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kleijn is in frequent demand as soloist, performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Charles Dutoit in Penderecki's Triple Cello Concerto, as well as with the The Hague Philharmonic, the Chicago Sinfonietta , the Illinois Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestras of Elmhurst, DuPage and Sheboygan, and as a soloist in Mark-Anthony Turnage's Kai on the CSO's MusicNOW Series.

Known for her innovative individual projects, Kleijn presented multi-media solo shows at the Library of Congress, Washington DC, the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Chicago Cultural Center. A collaboration with the Chicago-based performance art duo Industry of the Ordinary resulted in the highly-acclaimed and publicized work "Intelligence in the Human-Machine" by Daniel Dehaan, which Time Magazine called "a balancing act for Kleijn's whole body," and where Kleijn performs a duet with her own brainwaves.

In Kleijn's extensive work as a member of the prolific International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), named Ensemble of the Year 2014 by Musical America, she has given numerous premieres, including the US premiere of Zona for solo cello and ensemble by Magnus Lindberg at the Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, and Eternal Escape for solo cello by Dai Fujikura, described by the Chicago Tribune's John von Rhein as "a five-minute tour de force, played with wonderfully incisive bravado."

An avid chamber musician, Kleijn has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Christoph Eschenbach, Richard Goode, and Lynn Harrell; and appeared in the Symphony Center Presents Chamber Music Series with pianist Jeremy Denk and violinist Stefan Jackiw. She has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival and Ravinia Festival's Rising Star Series. Kleijn was a member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians from 2006-2010.

Kleijn recorded for the Naxos, Boston Record and Cedille labels. Her 2003 recording of David Baker's Cello Concerto with the Chicago Sinfonietta received rave reviews: The Strad Magazine wrote "Kleijn gives infectious energy to the performance" and Fanfare Magazine commented that "Kleijn brings plenty of temperament and gorgeous tone."

Non-classical recordings include CD's with the progrock metal band District 97, the ambient-folk duo Relax Your Ears, singer-song writer David Sylvian, and for the newest single "Valkyrie" by Asia with John Wetton. She is part of a working improvised music duo with Chicago-based guitarist Bill MacKay, and performs on the Chicago free jazz scene."

-Katinka Kleijn Website (http://www.katinkakleijn.com/)
1/23/2021

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"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 (http://www.keefejackson.com/)
1/23/2021

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track listing:


Side A:

Noel Omega - Change Has Come for the 3 Kings Who Lit the Tiny Candles (in Chicago)



Side B:

Change Has Come for the 3 Kings Who Lit the Tiny Candles (in N.Y.C.)
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Vol 4 is the most expansive version of the project yet! The two groups featured here (taken from Williams' touring in 2019) feature luminaries such as Jim Baker, Chris Corsano, Nels Cline, Hilliard Greene, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Josh Berman, Steve Swell, Kent Kessler and more! This is also the first time to feature a vinyl version!! It has 2 side-long medleys played by each group, Chicago & NYC, and comes on a black and white "AYLER GOATEE" swirl colored vinyl!!"-Astral Spirits

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Radical Empathy Trio
Reality and Other Imaginary Places [VINYL]
(ESP-Disk)
Radical Empathy Trio
Reality and Other Imaginary Places
(ESP-Disk)
Berman / Lytton / Roebke
Trio Discrepancies [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)
Dunmall / Swell / Owston / Sanders
So Perhaps
(FMR)
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi
Electric Telepathy, Vol. 1
(577)
Ballister
Low Level Stink [VINYL & DVD]
(Dropa Disc)
From Wolves To Whales (Rempis / Wooley / Niggenkemper / Corsano)
Strandwal [2 CDs]
(Aerophonic)
Rempis / Abrams / Ra + Baker
Apsis
(Aerophonic)
Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano
No Place To Fall
(Astral Spirits)
Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano
No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)
Various Artists
Option 1 [2 CDs]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Mengelberg, Misha
Two Days In Chicago [2 CDs]
(Hatology)
Brown, Rob Quartet (w/ Steve Swell / Chris Lightcap / Chad Taylor)
From Here To Hear
(RogueArt)
Lowe, Allen
An Avant Garde of Our Own: Disconnected Works 1980-2018 [8 CD BOX SET]
(ESP)
Abdelnour, Christine / Chris Corsano
Quand Fond La Neige, Où Va Le Blanc ?
(Relative Pitch)
Baczkowski / Lopez / Corsano
Old Smoke
(Relative Pitch)
Rumback, Charles (w/ Jim Baker / James Singleton / Greg Ward)
Cadillac Turns
(Astral Spirits)
Hwang, Jason Kao (Filiano / Drury / Hwang / Forbes / Swell)
Sing House
(Euonymus Records)
Hwang, Jason Kao (Bynum / Daley / Drury / Filiano / Li / Swell / Guowei)
Blood
(True Sound Recordings)
Ochs, Larry / Gerald Cleaver / Nels Cline
What Is To Be Done
(Clean Feed)
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi
Telepatia Liquida [CD + DOWNLOAD CODE]
(577)
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi
Telepatia Liquida [VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE]
(577)
Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano
A View Of The Moon (From The Sun)
(Clean Feed)
Boneshaker
Thinking Out Loud [VINYL-DAMAGED]
(Trost Records)
Vandermark, Ken (w/ Daisy / Kurzmann / Stadhouders / / Wooley / Yeh)
Momentum 2 & 3 [2 CDs]
(Audiographic Records)
Jackson, Keefe / Benjamin Vergara / Jim Baker / Phil Sudderberg
The Hallowed Plant
(Relative Pitch)
Zankel, Bobby & The Wonderful Sound 6
Celebrating William Parker at 65
(Not Two)
J@K@L (Keefe Jackson / Julian Kirshner/ Fred Lonberg-Holm)
After A Few Days
(Jaki Records)
Amado / Mcphee / Kessler / Corsano
A History Of Nothing
(Trost Records)
Parker, William
Voices Fall From The Sky [3 CD BOX SET]
(Aum Fidelity)
Moondoc, Jemeel Quartet
The Astral Revelations
(RogueArt)
Implicate Order, The
At Seixal
(Clean Feed)
Lonberg-Holm, Fred / Amphibians Of the Everglades feat Gustave Matamoros
Bow Hard At The Frog
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Kaiser, Henry
Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets
(Fractal Music)
Gjerstad, Frode Trio + Steve Swell
Bop Stop
(Clean Feed)
Piet, Matt & His Disorganization (w / Berman / Mazzarella / Daisy)
Rummage Out
(Clean Feed)
Rempis, Dave / Tim Daisy & Guests
Dodecahedron
(Aerophonic)
Sturge Anthony &McKenzie II, Donald (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Vernon Reid, CX Kidtronik)
Silenced [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(577)
Mateen, Sabir (w/ Steve Swell / Matt Lavelle / Matthew Heyner / Michael Thompson)
Prophecies Come To Pass [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
(577)
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi
Telepathic Alliances [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
(577)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Enter the Plustet [CD]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Enter the Plustet [VINYL]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Gjerstad, Frode / Fred Lonberg-Holm
The Houdan
(FMR)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Miguel Mira
Incidental Projections
(Creative Sources)
Boneshaker
Thinking Out Loud [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Lopes, Luis / Fred Lonberg-Holm
The Pinneaple Circumstance
(Creative Sources)
Ballister
Low Level Stink [VINYL & DVD]
(Dropa Disc)
Chicago Plan, The (Swell / Ullmann / Lonberg-Holdm / Zerang)
The Chicago Plan
(Clean Feed)
Corsano / Courviosier / Wooley
Salt Task
(Relative Pitch)
Jackson, Keefe / Jason Adasiewicz
Rows And Rows [VINYL]
(Delmark)
Swell, Steve
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Improviser
(Swell Records)
Stirrup (Lonberg-Holm / Macri / Rumback)
Cut
(Clean Feed)
Roebke, Jason Octet
Cinema Spiral
(NoBusiness)
Kretzmer, Yoni (Steve Swell / Thomas Heberer / Max Johnson / Chad Taylor)
FIVE
(OutNow Recordings)
Brooklyn Express, The (Fonda / Tononi / Cavallanti / Swell / Robertson)
No Time Left!
(Long Song Records)
Hauf / Jackson / Stein / Rosaly / Hess / Hartman
Next Delusion [VINYL]
(Shameless)
Jackson, Keefe / Jason Adasiewicz
Rows And Rows
(Delmark)
Moondoc, Jemeel / Hilliard Greene
Cosmic Nickelodeon
(Relative Pitch)
Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson)
The Midwest School [VINYL]
(Audiographic Records)
Shelton / Lonberg-Holm / Rosaly
Resounder
(Singlespeed Music)
Thollem / Wimberly / Cline
Radical Empathy
(Relative Pitch)
Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark)
Western Automatic
(Aerophonic)
Moholo-Moholo / Gjerstad / Stephens / Lonberg-Holm
Distant Groove
(FMR)
Various Artists
I Never Meta Guitar Three
(Clean Feed)
Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Worse For The Wear
(Aerophonic)
Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano
From Wolves To Whales
(Aerophonic)
Burrell, Dave / Steve Swell
Turning Point
(NoBusiness)
Kowald, Peter / Kent Kessler / Fred Lonberg-Holm
Flats Fixed
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Moondoc, Jemeel
The Zoopkeeper's House (Trio/Quartet/Quintet)
(Relative Pitch)
Gregorio, Guillermo
Faktura
(Hat [now] ART)
Jackson, Keefe / Hans-Peter Pfammatter

(Sonnenzimmer)
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Harnik, Elisabeth / Steve Swell
Tonotopic Organizations
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))
Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Expanded Ensemble, The
Soundpath
(Clean Feed)
Jackson / Baker / Kirshner
So Glossy and So Thin [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)
Gjerstad, Frode / Fred Lonberg Holm / Steve Swell / William Parker
Tales From
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi
Telepathic Mysteries Vol. 1
(577)
Rodrigues / Lonberg-Holm / Pinheiro
Multiforms
(Creative Sources)
Sangliers (Dave Rempis / Keefe Jackson / Christine Wodrascka / Didier Lasserre / Peter Orins)
Miniscules
(The Bridge Sessions)
Swell, Steve (w / Cyrille / Hwang / Bart / Lonberg-Holm / Boston)
The Center Will Hold featuring Andrew Cyrille
(Not Two)
Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred
Memories Of A Tunicate
(Relative Pitch)
Various Artists (Barry Guy/Joelle Leandre/Rafal Mazur/Paal Nilssen-Love/Zlatko Kaucic/Agusti Fernandez/Mats Gustafsson/Ken Vandermark/Mikolaj Trzaska/Peter Brotzmann/Steve Swell/Per Ake Holmlander/Maya Homburger)
Not Two... But Twenty [5 CDs in Wooden Box]
(Not Two)
Icepick (Nate Wooley / Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten / Chris Corsano)
Hellraiser [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)
Rumback, Charles
June Holiday
(Astral Spirits)
Hwang, Jason Kao (Filiano / Drury / Hwang / Forbes / Swell)
Sing House
(Euonymus Records)
Gregorio, Guillermo
Faktura
(Hat [now] ART)
D'Agaro, Daniele
Chicago Overtones
(Hatology)
Boneshaker
Thinking Out Loud [VINYL-DAMAGED]
(Trost Records)
Sewelson, Dave (w/ Steve Swell / William Parker / Marvin Bugalu Smith)
More Music for a Free World
(Mahakala Music)
Swell, Steve Quintet Soul Travelers w/ special guest Leena Conquest
Astonishments
(RogueArt)
Thollem / Parker / Cline
Gowanus Sessions II [VINYL]
(ESP)
Thollem / Parker / Cline
Gowanus Sessions II
(ESP)
Bennett, Ben / Zoots Houston / Fred Lonberg-Holm
Pinkie No [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)
Lonberg-Holm, Fred / Joe McPhee
No Time Left for Sadness
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Fujii, Satoko / Orchestra New York
Entity
(Libra)
Vandermark, Ken w/ Butcher / Drake / Kessler / McPhee / Mori / Noble / Prevost / Rasmussen / Tilbury / Wooley
Unexpected Alchemy [7-CD BOX]
(Not Two)
Vinuesa, Juan Jazz Quartet (Vinuesa / Berman / Roebke Avery)
Blue Shots From Chicago
(NoBusiness)
Swell, Steve / Robert Boston / Michael Vatcher
Brain In A Dish
(NoBusiness)

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