Free Jazz Bitmaps Vol. 1 is a process-based publication exploring the nuances of genre and collaboration. Nick composed the music on Side A using micro-samples from jazz and house records collected here in Chicago. Sketches of these songs were released as a series of lathe-cut 7” records throughout 2011. After the release of each lathe-cut record, the individual songs were passed along to Chicago-based improvisers Jason Stein, Mike Reed, Jason Adasiewicz, Tim Daisy, Jason Roebke, and Keefe Jackson. Each musician was asked to reinterpret the provided material as a single-take solo improvisation. Those interpretations reside on Side B.
Free Jazz Bitmaps Vol. 1
By: Sonnenzimmer & Hometapes
Contributors: Nick Butcher, Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Stein, Tim Daisy, Jason Roebke, Mike Reed
Recording: Mark Greenberg, Mayfair Recordings
Mastering: Giusepp Ielasi
Media: 1-color screen printed chipboard sleeve, 7-color screened print insert, 1-color screen printed dust sleeve, clear vinyl
Catalog number: SZ006, HT051