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Michael Hudson-Casanova

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Originally from Detroit, Michael Hudson-Casanova is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, and educator quickly becoming a staple in the Chicago jazz and creative music scene. His debut album as a leader, Echoes of Thought (2021), has been praised as “…an exceptional record by a killer band,” by All About Jazz. His music blends traditional and contemporary jazz concepts, and always leaves plenty of room for dynamic improvisation with carefully chosen bandmates.

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Altus: Animus Live

Label: Passerine Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Recycle (live), What if Everything is Not Enough (live), Animus (live), Kind Folk (live), Train to the City (live), OK Corral (live), Etude From Another Time (live).

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Kind Folk

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Label: Passerine Records
Released: 2024
Duration: 9:34

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Animus

Label: Passerine Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Recycle, What If Everything Is Not Enough, The Now, Animus, Etude For Clementine, Continuum, Infinite Perspective, Aftermath, Etude For Clementine (Duo Version)

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Article: Album Review

Michael Hudson-Casanova: Animus

Read "Animus" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


On his second release as a leader, the captivating Animus, saxophonist Michael Hudson-Casanova leads his trio on a cohesive set of eight of his originals. The contemplative, moving music is complex and nuanced, inventive and accessible. Hudson-Casanova, who has already demonstrated his superb compositional skills on his debut, goes further on the current album, creating a ...

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Chicago-Based Saxphonist Michael Hudson-Casanova Releases 'Animus'

Chicago-Based Saxphonist Michael Hudson-Casanova Releases 'Animus'

Saxophonist Michael Hudson-Casanova is releasing his sophomore album with his first Chicago-based band on March 2, 2023. The release show will take place at Hungry Brain Chicago (2319 W. Belmont Ave) on March 3rd. Animus will be available on digital, CD, and limited edition vinyl formats. Hudson-Casanova composed an entirely new book of music for his ...

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What If Everything Is Not Enough

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Label: Passerine Records
Released: 2023
Duration: 06:40

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Echoes of Thought

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Spin The Context, The Old Days Whenever They Were, K.W., Yea Exactly, Abandoner, droogs, Echoes, Like Glaciers, The Sage, Ravensong, Spin it Back

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Article: Album Review

Michael Hudson-Casanova: Echoes of Thought

Read "Echoes of Thought" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Art Blakey would always open with a theme. Over the years, the theme changed, just as did Bu and his musicians. But the context was always the same. “Pay attention, y'all. This is Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers." If a listener is old enough to remember that moment, and willing to make due allowance for ...

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K.W.

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Duration: 05:38


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