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Aaron Koppel

The Aaron Koppel Quartet is a local Chicago jazz ensemble lead by guitarist Aaron Koppel. Born and raised on the North Side of Chicago, Aaron started playing guitar at age eleven and has been composing music virtually his entire life. Over the years Koppel has established a name for himself in the local jazz scene and has also gained national recognition. Downbeat Magazine, in a recent article, states, “26-year-old Koppel takes a conventional form (mainstream jazz) and makes something of it, breaking up the material, avoiding the tendency to just write blowing vehicles.” In an article by legendary jazz critic Neil Tesser, Koppel is described as “an inventive composer and surprisingly mature 20-something leader” Jazziz Magazine, 2009

Multiverse

Label: Chicago Sessions
Released: 2012
Track listing: The Ruse; Milky Way Goddess; Earlids; The Monk Factory; Modal Realism; Multiverse; When I Got Home I Lost It; Doorway; Crispy Bacon; 2010; Cosmic Lottery.

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Aaron Koppel: Multiverse

Read "Multiverse" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The city of Chicago has always been a breeding ground for musicians looking to expand the horizons of their own art and the styles that they represent, so it should come as no shock that guitarist Aaron Koppel was born and raised in this Midwestern musical mecca. Koppel, who made his initial entrée into the world ...

Falling Together Falling Apart

Label: Chicago Sessions
Released: 2009
Track listing: The Big Tease; Ten Year Reverie; Electric Cowgirl Boogaloo; Falling Apart; The Bad Decision; Toumani; Falling Together; Old Man New Tricks; Our Tree; Gidderfiddle Blues.

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Aaron Koppel Quartet: Falling Together Falling Apart

Read "Falling Together Falling Apart" reviewed by Matthew Warnock

Falling Together Falling Apart is an emotionally charged excursion through the realm of modern jazz by Chicago based guitarist and band leader Aaron Koppel. The ensemble that Koppel has assembled for this recording reflects the best and brightest of the highly creative Chicago modern jazz scene. Pianist Matt Nelson, bassist Graham Czach and drummer Robert Tucker ...


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