Umbrella Music Through August 18

Tatsu Aoki
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Sunday, 2 August 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Slow Cycle
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Josh Berman – cornet
Nate McBride – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 5 August 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Mike Reed’s People, Places and Things
Greg Ward – alto sax
Tim Haldeman – tenor sax
Jason Roebke – bass
Mike Reed – drums
CD Preview Event for “About Us” on 482 Music
All attendees will receive a complimentary advance copy of the album with their paid admission.
PLUS | DJ Sets: Matt Lux spins Chicago Related
two sets
$12 cover

Thursday, 6 August 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Wilkerson/Aoki/Zerang
Ed Wilkerson – reeds
Tatsu Aoki – bass
Michael Zerang – percussion
two sets

Sunday, 9 August 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Johnston/Roebke/McBride
Darren Johnston – trumpet
Jason Roebke – bass
Nate McBride – bass
11:00PM | Mind vs Target
Shane Perlowin – guitar
Joe Burkett – bass
Michael Libramento – drums

Wednesday, 12 August 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Darren Johnston Quintet
Darren Johnston – trumpet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Nate McBride – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Nate McBride spins Tropics
Music from Hot Cities, Villages & Lands

Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Elastic
9:00PM | Greg Ward’S Fitted Shards
Greg Ward – saxophone
Rob Clearfield – keyboard
Jeff Greene – bass
Quin Kirchner – drums
Jazz Festival Preview Night
two sets

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A Revamped AACM Steps Forward

From the Chicago Reader:

Chicago’s venerable AACM recently underwent an executive shuffle that brought in some young blood. Flutist Nicole Mitchell continues in the top spot, but drummer Mike Reed has signed on as vice chair, cellist Tomeka Reid is the new treasurer, and vocalist Saalik Ziyad has stepped in as secretary.

The revamped leadership recently announced its first new endeavor, the Nomadic Sound Experiment, a bimonthly concert series designed to bring the AACM’s music to different parts of the Chicago metropolitan area.

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Umbrella Music Through May 31

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 27 May 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Urs Leimgruber Solo
Urs Leimgruber – saxophone
11:00PM | Leimgruber/Roebke/Hunt
Urs Leimgruber – saxophones
Jason Roebke – bass
Steve Hunt – drums
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Jeff Kimmel spins Clarinets and Other Favorites

Thursday, 28 May 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Leimgruber/Hunt
Urs Leimgruber – reeds
Steve Hunt – percussion
11:00PM | Leimgruber/Giallorenzo/Malozzi/Zerang
Urs Leimgruber – reeds
Paul Giallorenzo – piano/electronics
Lou Malozzi – turntables
Steve Hunt – percussion

Sunday, 31 May 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Keefe Jackson Solo
Keefe Jackson – reeds
11:00PM | Adasiewicz/McBride/Reed
Jason Adasiewicz vibe
Nate McBride bass
Mike Reed drums

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Umbrella Music Through May 28

Gino Robair
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Jason Adasiewicz Solo
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
11:00PM | Breakway
Paul Giallorenzo – synthesizer
Brian Labycz – electronics
Marc Riordan – percussion
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Jeff Thomas spins The Tritone

Thursday, 21 May 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Streifenjunko
Eivind Nordset Lønning – trumpet
Espen Reinertsen – tenor saxophone, flute
11:00PM | Robair/Branch
Gino Robair – drums
Jaimie Branch – trumpet

Sunday, 24 May 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Mike Reed‘s People, Places and Things
Greg Ward – alto saxophone
Tim Haldeman – tenor saxophone
Jason Roebke – bass
Mike Reed – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 27 May 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Urs Leimgruber Solo
Urs Leimgruber – saxophone
11:00PM | Leimgruber/Roebke/Hunt
Urs Leimgruber – saxophones
Jason Roebke – bass
Steve Hunt – drums
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Jeff Kimmel spins Clarinets and Other Favorites

Thursday, 28 May 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Leimgruber/Hunt
Urs Leimgruber – reeds
Steve Hunt – percussion
11:00PM | Leimgruber/Giallorenzo/Malozzi/Zerang
Urs Leimgruber – reeds
Paul Giallorenzo – piano/electronics
Lou Malozzi – turntables
Steve Hunt – percussion

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Umbrella Music Through April 8

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 1 April 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Bishop/Håker Flaten
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
11:00PM | Bishop/Wick/Håker Flaten/Rosaly
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jacob Wick – trumpet
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Michael Hartman spins selections from the Kuro Neko
Music, Gentle Giant Records, & BoxMedia catalogs

Thursday, 2 April 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Rempis/Baker/Håker Flaten
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jim Baker – piano, electronics
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
11:00PM | Paul Giallorenzo Trio with Mars Williams
Mars Williams – saxophones
Paul Giallorenzo – piano
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Tim Daisy – drums

Sunday, 5 April 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | The Outskirts
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Frank Rosaly – Drums

Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Elastic
9:00PM | The Engines
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 8 April 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Ho Bynum/Reid/Adasiewicz/Reed
Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet
Tomeka Reid – cello
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Mike Reed – drums
11:00PM | Rempis/Kessler/Fujiwara
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Kent Kessler – bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Tim Daisy Spins Prestige and Riverside

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Mike Reed: Jazz Timekeeper, Rock Tastemaker

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NPR Music presents a feature on Mike Reed.

NPR.org, December 3, 2008 – You have to hand it to Chicago-based jazz drummer, bandleader and concert presenter Mike Reed: The guy knows how to shape an aesthetic. As the force behind the Pitchfork Music Festival, he’s created an annual Mecca for the discerning rock geek, a bargain-priced event with an uncommonly focused vision.

Although he’s said that his Pitchfork post and his jazz gig don’t intertwine all that much, his own music exhibits similar taste-making deliberation. Earlier this fall, Reed released two terrific jazz recordings simultaneously: Proliferation, with a group he calls People, Places & Things; and The Speed of Change, with a quintet he’s dubbed Loose Assembly.

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