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Magill / Hatcher / Kirchen / Kirshner: Whole Abandoned Star (Kettle Hole Records)

A live concert of collective free improvisation captured at Elastic Arts in Chicago in 2018 between Rob Magill on tenor & soprano saxophones, Gerrit Hatcher on tenor saxophone, Charlie Kirchen on bass, and Julian Kirshner on drums, an energetic and diverse concert in three conversations that allow for great discourse and extended soloing; numbered edition of 150 copies.
 

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Rob Magill-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone

Gerrit Hatcher-tenor saxophone

Charlie Kirchen-bass

Julian Kirshner-drums


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Label: Kettle Hole Records
Catalog ID: KTHL005
Squidco Product Code: 30231

Format: CDr
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: Plastic Sleeve w/ inserts
Recorded live at Elastic Arts, on April 12th, 2018, By Todd Carter.

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A live concert of collective free improvisation captured at Elastic Arts in Chicago in 2018 between Rob Magill on tenor & soprano saxophones, Gerrit Hatcher on tenor saxophone, Charlie Kirchen on bass, and Julian Kirshner on drums, an energetic and diverse concert in three conversations that allow for great discourse and extended soloing; numbered edition of 150 copies.


Artist Biographies

"Rob Magill is a Southern California based composer/improviser/multi-instrumentalist/singer-song writer. Started recording solo material in 2010. Inspirations of music drawing from, 17th-21st century Classical Music, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Delta Blues, Psychedelic Rock, Soul, Post-Hardcore, Punk, American Folk, Indigenous Folk, Noise, Improvised Logics, and so forth. Using these ideas freely within specific contexts, along with unknown aspects of sound."

-Weird Cry Records (http://weirdcry.com/rob-magill/)
2/28/2024

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"Gerrit Hatcher is a Chicago-based tenor saxophonist, improviser, and composer. Born in Boston and raised in Normal, Illinois, Hatcher grew up studying trombone, and switched to tenor saxophone at 20 while attending the University of Illinois. Hatcher graduated from UIUC in 2013 and received a Masters in Arts and Politics at Sciences Po the following year. He moved to Chicago in 2015, and, inspired by Chicago's rich improvising music scene, soon began to make music with Chicago musicians, forging new improvising collaborations, and leading ensembles of his own.

Hatcher's own work typically engages with free jazz both as a set of experimental practices, and as an idiom with a history unto itself. He also participates across the diverse spectrum of experimental and improvised music being made in Chicago today. Gerrit has many active projects including his duo with Anton Hatwich, as well as a duo with Julian Kirshner, a solo saxophone practice, the improvising trio Devouring the Guilt with Eli Namay and Bill Harris, a trio with Mars Williams and Lia Kohl, and his organ quartet Refunction."

-Experimental Sound Studio (https://ess.org/esscalendar/2018/3/15/option-gerrit-hatcher-and-anton-hatwich)
2/28/2024

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"Charlie Kirchen is a scholar, composer, improviser, and bassist based in NYC and Chicago. His scholarly work is centered on the history and theory of improvised/creative music, the processes by which certain musical idioms become valuable, the relationship between music's logical and sensuous aspects, and the Midwest. His creative work is focused on exploring a visceral free-improvised expression within the context of logically rigorous formal, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic frameworks. He maintain an active touring and recording schedule with groups such as the Charlie Kirchen Quartet, Sfyria Trio, the Few, and Rooms."

-Columbia University (https://music.columbia.edu/bios/charlie-kirchen)
2/28/2024

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"Julian Kirshner is a Chicago-based percussionist primarily working in the context of jazz and improvised music. Percussion studies began at age 10 when Kirshner was selected to be a member of the CSO's Percussion Scholarship Group. Over the past 10 years, he has studied with Sarah Allen, David Bloom, Dylan Ryan, and Frank Rosaly. Kirshner also organizes the Improvised Music Series at Myopic Books, a weekly showcase of musicians playing uncharted music in a first-time context."

-Art Lit Lab (https://artlitlab.org/events/julian-kirshner-gerritt-hatcher)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. The Option 7:55

2. Hail Through Traveling 18:21

3. Cognitive Inside Time 10:53

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
Quartet Recordings
Collective Free Improvsation

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