by Germein Linares
The Chicago Luzern Exchange is made of three Chicago-based musicians--cornetist Josh Berman, saxophonist Keefe Jackson, and drummer Frank Rosaly--plus one Swiss, tubaist Marc Unternährer. The group's rather nerdy name does little to entice the listener, though its music certainly will. This is free jazz, with shapes and forms, melodies and rhythms in a constant shuffle. While similarly derived ventures often result in noise, the Chicago Luzern Exchange thankfully finds plenty of music in its schemes.
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