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Free Jazz Bitmaps Vol. 1

Free Jazz Bitmaps Vol. 1

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.


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    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
    Date: 2012
Media: 1-color screen printed chipboard sleeve, 7-color screened print insert, 1-color screen printed dust sleeve, clear vinyl 

    Edition: 350
Catalog number: SZ006, HT051

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