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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Acoustic guitarist Glenn Jones savors the bittersweetness of memory by Bill Meyer

Vade Mecum translates from Latin as “go with me.” When Glenn Jones makes such an offer, anyone who appreciates a vivid musical trip shouldn’t think twice. The 68-year-old guitar and ba…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Saxophonist and former Chicagoan Aram Shelton is back in town and playing better than ever by Bill Meyer

Early experiences count for a lot. After reedist Aram Shelton moved to Chicago in 1999, fresh out of college, he became an integral part of an interdependent community of jazz musicians who …

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Drone adepts Pelt return to Chicago for the first time in a decade by Bill Meyer

As we navigated shutdowns and venue closures throughout 2020, many of us observed that time seemed to slow down. But when it comes to dilating time, COVID-19 is a rank dabbler compared to Pe…

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Chicago bassist Nick Macri celebrates some roots and branches on his first solo release by Bill Meyer

Chicago bassist Nick Macri is the model of versatility. He has appeared with a formidable gallery of jazz, folk, and rock musicians, including Ken Vandermark, James Elkington, Laetitia Sadie…

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