AJ Kluth

Anvils & Broken Bells

OA2 22085

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There's a lot of groove here, a lot of fusion, a lot of surprising angles.
-All Music Guide.

Saxophonist AJ Kluth's new ensemble, ALDRIC, is a collective of some of Chicago's busiest musical improvisers who borrow from the worlds of jazz, rock, indie, world, and noise. In addition to Kluth's saxophone and melodica, the band features guitarist Toby Summerfield, trumpeter James Davis, drummer Quin Kirchner and bassist Dan Thatcher. Their sound incorporates both acoustic and electronic elements and bears clear influence from contemporary luminaries Kneebody, Dave Douglas, and Bill Frisell in it's penchant for melody, group improvisation, space, noise, and groove. Think clouds of sound you can move to - they are!


Track Listing:

1 I Am Wearing a Velvet Jacket 7:49
2 Bluebeard Believes 8:13
3 Pauls on Pauls 7:33
4 Saskatoon 7:17
5 Trio Trois 7:38
6 Jerzy 6:27
7 Chunkton 3:33
8 Twilight 5:26

Performers:

AJ KLUTH - tenor saxophone / melodica / effects
JAMES DAVIS - trumpet / effects
TOBY SUMMERFIELD - electric guitar / many buttons & knobs
DAN THATCHER - electric bass
QUIN KIRCHNER - drums & cymbals

Production Info:

Produced by AJ Kluth
Recorded & mixed by Emmett Farley
at Studio Chicago, Chicago, IL
on August 20, 2010
Mixed at LaBronze Johnson Studios, NYC
Mastered by Carl Saff
at Saff Mastering, Chicago, IL
Cover photo by Rui Vale Sousa
Session photography by Marianka Campisi
Cover design by John Bishop


Reviews of Anvils & Broken Bells

All Music Guide (Adam Greenberg)
Chicago has had an experimental streak in its jazz for some time, with classic free jazz masters (like the Art Ensemble of Chicago) built from the electric blues that hailed from the city. A.J. Kluth's second outing for OA2 shows a new combination of Chicago influences. With a focus on space, pacing, and timbre more than melody, Anvils and Broken B ...







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