Wednesday Feb 26
Other Minds 19 embraces improvisers, NorCal composers
John Bischoff, among the Northern Californians on the program, will perform his "Audio Combine" for laptop, toy chime, music box, ukulele and hand drum at Other Minds 19. Photo: Jim Block Roscoe Mitchell premieres "Nonaah" for bass saxophone quartet at Other Minds 19. Credit: Courtesy of Akamu Music Productions Photo: Courtesy Of Akamu Music ... (more)
Bassist Harrison Bankhead, back in front
A couple of years ago the venerable, versatile Chicago-area bassist Harrison Bankhead -a key force in Edward Wilkerson's great 8 Bold Souls and a trusted collaborator of Ernest Dawkins, Hamid Drake, Fred Anderson, Dee Alexander, and Roscoe Mitchell, among others-finally stepped forward with a recording under his own leadership.
Something Else! Reviews
Harrison Bankhead Quartet - Velvet Blue
One of the most self-effacing musicians of Chicago's AACM scene paradoxically creates some of its boldest music, and bassist Harrison Bankhead's second album confirms that Morning Sun Harvest Moon was no one-off fluke.
Rob Mazurek presents the latest iteration of his Exploding Star Orchestra tonight
This evening, cornetist and composer Rob Mazurek 's long-running, ever-morphing Exploding Star Orchestra will reconvene for a rare concert at the Chicago Cultural Center .