Listed — Jason Roebke

dustedmagazine:

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Jason Roebke has been a stalwart presence on Chicago’s new jazz and improvised music scenes since 1999, but he’s a Midwesterner since birth. Enamored by Motown sounds, he first picked up a bass as a teen in Kaukauna, Wis., and he worked as Roscoe Mitchell’s transcriber for 18 months before moving to Chicago. Since then, he’s worked with Rob Mazurek, Tony Malaby, Fred Lonberg-Holm and the superb Steve Lacy repertory band The Whammies. Roebke’s latest work as a bandleader, High/Red/Center (Delmark), uses swinging grooves to propel ceaselessly mutating colors and textures from a five-piece, all-star horn section.

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dongiovannirecords:

I wrote a piece for The Media about Record Store Day™ and why we do not participate and you shouldn’t either.

SPONTANEOUS COMPOSITION & THE BEDFORD

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TONIGHT April 16 2014: Bassist Junius Paul & vibraphonist Justin Thomas will be joined by a special guest in the vault. Drummer Gabriel Wallace, known for his work with Gorillaz, De La Soul, & Fadrbooste will be taking the throne in Makaya McCraven's absence, bringing a new perspective to one of the more potent trios this series has generated. Tonight is a can't miss for fans of chops, hip hop, & neck-breaking Chi improv. 9p-11p in the safety deposit vault of The Bedford (1612 W Division St, Chicago).
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artist Neptune

waterwhatever:

the sounds of neptune captured from the nasa voyager 

(Source: bondge, via fieldmic)

Week Three: LORIS in residence @ Bar DeVille, 4/15/14

Quadrangular improvising entity Loris (Tim Stine - guitar, Frank Rosaly - drums, Jeff Greene - bass, James Davis - trumpet) continues informal composition at Bar DeVille this Tuesday night, the third installment of a four-week residency that has thus far featured the group’s principled channeling of Norwegian noise jazz group Supersilent and the minimal melodic meanderings of Don Cherry & Terry Riley.

The band’s linear exploration forages bestially through the improvisatory wild. Stine charges confidently down thorny guitar trails, matching Rosaly’s chaotic wind-carried drum careens, with Davis and Greene trailing the inertia to occasional breakthroughs where they combine and slow down time into melodic moments of fetal suspension.

In just three weeks the group has taken a shared notion, stripped away the common mechanics and strictures of composition and reconstructed a body of sound that is raw, powerful and very much their own. This is the pulse of improvisation in Chicago today.

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Over/Out at Bar DeVille (701 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois), every Tuesday night at 10pm, vinyl selections by Joe Darling will be heard before, between, and after performances.

psychedelicway:

the GRT 500 audio-tape evaluator c. 1970

psychedelicway:

the GRT 500 audio-tape evaluator c. 1970

Our new digs—second Saturdays @ Punch House. Tonight it’s wax tracks by Nervous Recs. Let’s boogie. 

Our new digs—second Saturdays @ Punch House. Tonight it’s wax tracks by Nervous Recs. Let’s boogie. 

ghostlystore:

The man doesn’t ever stop giving it his all. @__shigeto at #NYU 🎓

ghostlystore:

The man doesn’t ever stop giving it his all. @__shigeto at #NYU 🎓

lustnspace:

Diana Ross & John Morales: Studio 54

lustnspace:

Diana Ross & John Morales: Studio 54

(via crispindior)

What are some art-pop albums that you'd consider essential? Looking to expand my growing love of that genre a bit.

theneedledrop:

kate bush - hounds of love

bjork - vespertine

brian eno - taking tiger mountain / here come the warm jets

peter gabriel - so

that should get you started. after that, you can dive into talk talk, stereolab, arthur russel, or st. vincent. there are a lot more, but this is just a starter pack. nobody get upset if your favorite art pop artist isn’t on this list, geez.

Eureka - Jim O’Rourke

…is my art-pop knee jerk.