Learn How

We need your help in 2018

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz is looking for 1,000 backers to help fund our 2018 projects that directly support jazz. You can make this happen by purchasing ad space or by making a donation to our fund drive. In addition to completing every project (listed here), we'll also hide all Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

174

Daniele D'Agaro/Jeb Bishop/Kent Kessler/Robert Barry: Chicago Overtones

By

Sign in to view read count
The Windy City is currently cultivating new sounds in jazz. Sure, sure, it's always been a strong hub for the music, but recent offerings out of Chicago have elevated the city's jazz status beyond New York-like coolness. Not only does Ken Vandermark reside there, but in recent memory there have been several worthwhile releases from Chicago-based artists.

Add saxophonist Daniele D'Agaro to that impressive list. Truth be told, D'Agaro, an Italian, lives in Holland, though he's well versed with the Chicago scene courtesy of musician/critic John Corbett and producer Art Lange, who often invite him to Chicago to share in the city's musical riches. D'Agaro's second album as a leader, Chicago Overtones, features the excellent playing of trombonist Jeb Bishop, bassist Kent Kessler, and drummer Robert Barry. The album's nine tunes range from sauntering melodic discussions to far more diverse and dissonant tongues.

All the while, though, the group's core remains accessible, allowing appreciation of its unique techniques. Enjoyable and daring, the music on Chicago Overtones invigorates. Stimulating the mind as well as striking that snappy cadence known as swing, the album enjoys straddling the in/out borders of jazz. Neither all the way there nor too close here, this recording delights in its sinuous motions, its comings and goings, its flights from Italy to Chicago—and it all seems well worth the effort.


Track Listing: Chicago Beer Coaster; Ultramarine #13; Sweet Zurzday; L'Ago Freschio; Long Armed Woman; Dog Nose In The Kitchen; Dick's Holler; Barry K; Melancholia.

Personnel: Daniele D'Agaro, tenor saxophone and clarinet; Jeb Bishop, trombone; Kent Kessler, double bass; Robert Barry, drums.

Title: Chicago Overtones | Year Released: 2005 | Record Label: Hat Hut Records


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Alleviation CD/LP/Track Review Alleviation
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: December 18, 2017
Read Last Minute Panic CD/LP/Track Review Last Minute Panic
by Ian Patterson
Published: December 18, 2017
Read Murphy CD/LP/Track Review Murphy
by Jack Bowers
Published: December 18, 2017
Read Haberdashery CD/LP/Track Review Haberdashery
by Glenn Astarita
Published: December 18, 2017
Read Song of the Silver Geese CD/LP/Track Review Song of the Silver Geese
by Hrayr Attarian
Published: December 18, 2017
Read Live at Kolarac CD/LP/Track Review Live at Kolarac
by Nenad Georgievski
Published: December 18, 2017
Read "My Foolish Heart" CD/LP/Track Review My Foolish Heart
by Henning Bolte
Published: February 3, 2017
Read "The Book of Transfigurations" CD/LP/Track Review The Book of Transfigurations
by Hrayr Attarian
Published: May 8, 2017
Read "Fresh Air Project" CD/LP/Track Review Fresh Air Project
by Jerry D'Souza
Published: September 30, 2017
Read "Hot Coffey in the D – Burnin' at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge" CD/LP/Track Review Hot Coffey in the D – Burnin' at Morey...
by Doug Collette
Published: January 15, 2017
Read "From the Heart" CD/LP/Track Review From the Heart
by Victor L. Schermer
Published: December 20, 2016
Read "In The Shadow Of A Cloud" CD/LP/Track Review In The Shadow Of A Cloud
by John Kelman
Published: August 14, 2017

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!