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    180 gram audiophile green vinyl LP recorded by Ken Christianson (Chicago Pro Musica) and pressed by Smashed Plastic for Delmark Records. Beautiful original art and design created by Sonnenzimmer. Some have a slight swirl of black, every one is different! Includes download card for full digital album.

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    180 gram audiophile LP recorded by Ken Christianson (Chicago Pro Musica) and pressed by Smashed Plastic for Delmark Records. Beautiful original art and design created by Sonnenzimmer. Includes download card for full digital album.

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    Audiophile recording by Ken Christianson (Chicago Pro Musica). Beautiful original art and design created by Sonnenzimmer

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Featured on NPR's Fresh Air!

"On the trio album, "General Semantics," there's humor, sobriety and a peace that's funky one minute and chamber music the next, all of which goes to show that quirky instrumentation like two reeds plus drums doesn't have to be a limiting factor, at least not if you're in the habit of constantly mulling over your options, which is just what good improvisers do."- Kevin Whitehead

4 stars from Downbeat magazine:

"The trio emphasizes the exuberance in presenting an instrumental arsenal that deviates from standard small jazz ensembles, not least of which is the absence of a chordal anchor."- Aaron Cohen

credits

released September 18, 2020

performers/tracks:
Geof Bradfield: tenor saxophone (tracks 1,3,6,11), soprano saxophone (tracks 5,7,9), bass clarinet (tracks 2,4,8,10)
Ben Goldberg: Bb clarinet, contra-alto clarinet (tracks 1,6,7)
Dana Hall: drums, cymbals, percussion

Geof Bradfield plays P. Mauriat saxophones and D’Addario reeds & mouthpieces
Dana Hall uses and endorses Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads, and Vic Firth drumsticks

This recording was created with the generous support of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and a Northern Illinois University Research and Artistry Grant.

Album Production and Supervision: Julia Miller & Elbio Barilari
Recorded by Ken Christianson Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2018 at Pro Musica Audio, Chicago
Mastered:
Photography: Michael Jackson, live photo
Graphic Design: Sonnenzimmer

Release Date: Sept. 18, 2020

Delmark DE5035
©2020 Delmark Records LLC

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Geof Bradfield Chicago, Illinois

Geof Bradfield was born in Houston. He lived in New York and LA before settling in Chicago in 2004. Along the way, he has been fortunate to work alongside many jazz luminaries throughout the US, Europe, Russia and Africa. He leads his own groups as well as performing often with Dana Hall's Black Fire, Clark Sommers Ba(SH), Matt Ulery's Loom, the Spin Quartet, and pianist Ryan Cohan. ... more

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