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Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens: Two Cities

Read "Two Cities" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


A tenere le redini dei Fast Citizens questa volta non c'è il fondatore Keefee Jackson, ma Aram Shelton, sassofonista originario della Florida che è approdato a Chicago negli anni Novanta, dopo aver studiato a Oakland. Come già in passato, i Fast Citizens immaginano il jazz come la mappa di una metropoli, con uno sguardo che comprende ...

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Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens: Two Cities

Read "Two Cities" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


The Fast Citizens was formed by Keefe Jackson in 2002, who led the band on its debut recording Ready Everyday (Delmark Records). The sextet rotates leaders, and this time around it's led by saxophonist/clarinetist Aram Shelton. Shelton is based in Oakland, California but also has an ongoing musical relationship with Chicago. Hence the title, Two Cities. ...

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Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens' Delmark CD Release Party at the Hungry Brain

Delmark CD release party for Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens' TWO CITIES Sunday, December 20, 2009 Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens @ 10pm Hungry Brain 2319 W Belmont Chicago, IL 773-935-2118 Aram Shelton - alto saxophone, clarinet Josh Berman - cornet Keefe Jackson - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet ...

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Article: Album Review

Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens: Two Cities

Read "Two Cities" reviewed by Troy Collins


One of the defining characteristics of Chicago's progressive jazz scene is the ubiquity of a tight-knit group of young, post-Vandermark improvisers who alternate sideman and leadership duties in a variety of ensembles. Whether led by individual artists or operating as loose collectives, they approach the tradition from similar angles, seamlessly incorporating aspects of swinging post-bop, edgy ...


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