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Chicago Goes West: Western Influence

Sample:

Calm, with Resolve
(Chicago Goes West)
James Davis
Five Shooter
(Chicago Goes West)
James Davis
Blue Monk
(Chicago Goes West)
Thelonious Monk
arranged by Karl Schwonik


Album Information:

Western Influence is a collection of musical stories illustrating the influence of the West dating back to the American Civil War, which started over 150 years ago in 1861. The word “western” has many manifestations. It brings to mind both the role played by the western states and provinces in shaping early North America (Star of the West, Disunion) and the way the Western hemisphere as we know it today has impacted much of the world (Inward Gaze, Off the Shores).

The music on this second album from this amazing young trio shows off co-leaders Karl Schwonik and James Davis each as both musicians, composers, arrangers and soloists. This set of high energy compositions are on the fringe of modern jazz but are strongly rooted in the tradition. 

This CD features:
 
Karl Schwonik - Drums
James Davis - Trumpet
Dan Fortin - Bass

Available at:

Chronograph Records
iTunes


 
 
 
     
 
 
 


Chicago Goes West

Samples:

Obscurity
(Chicago Goes West)
September 21, 2009
James Davis
Local Weather
(Chicago Goes West)
September 21, 2009
Karl Schwonik
Lingering
(Chicago Goes West)
September 21, 2009
James Davis


Album Information:

Chicago Goes West's debut CD released in January 2010 on Chronograph Records.  This unique trio of Trumpet, Bass and Drums brings a different feel to swinging jazz and modern jazz music. 

This CD features:
 
Karl Schwonik - Drums
James Davis - Trumpet
Nicolas Bedard - Bass

Available at:

Chronograph Records
Kerf Music
CD Baby
iTunes



 
 
       
   
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