CHICAGO UNDERGROUND DUO: Boca Negra (Thrill Jockey)

themilkman on Feb 12th 2010 01:06 am

Chicago Underground Duo: Boca Negra

Boca Negra
Thrill Jockey 2010
10 Tracks. 55mins45secs

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Started over twelve years ago by cornet player Rob Mazurek and drummer and percussionist Chad Taylor, Chicago Underground has over the years existed as a duo, trio, quartet and ‘orchestra’ (quintet), with members including Jeff Parker (guitars), of Tortoise/Isotop 217 fame, Noel Kupersmith (drums) and Sara P. Smith (trombone). The common thread between these various franchises is a particular blend of avant-garde jazz infused with electronic treatments, awkward time signatures, and sonic experimentations which all feed into both composed and improvised work. The collective have released over ten albums, comprising five albums for Mazurek and Taylor, in their Duo incarnation, alone. Continue Reading »

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