May 1, 2015

Friday night live at Transistor: modern jazz from Open Forum Project and Dad Knows Best. Sound by Jon Monteverde. 

Dad Knows Best is Dustin Laurenzi, tenor saxophone, and Artie Black, tenor saxophone. This was their public performance premiere.

Open Forum Project, a Chicago-based free-improvising ensemble, is a vessel for musical collaboration and experimentation with a rotating cast of members. For their Transistor set, O.F.P. will feature its leader Chris Weller on tenor saxophone, Dave Miller on guitar, and Tim Daisy on percussion and perform improvised music inspired by some of Weller’s original melodies.

Press Quotes:
“…the ghosts of legendary Windy City tenor players like Fred Anderson and Von Freeman blow through Chris Weller’s intentions.” -Steve Day, Sandy Brown Jazz

“…has a big Joe Lovano-like sound deep down but plays more free.” -Stephen Graham, Marlbank

“In short, we are in the presence of a young musician with his feet planted on the ground and with the intention, at the same time, to free itself gradually from the bulky reference models to develop something really personal.” -Gianni Montano, Jazz Convention

Visit Open Forum Project’s website.

Poster by Kendra Hutchings

Poster by Kendra Hutchings