Recorded a solo set by Matt Piet (piano) at Elastic in Chicago.
12.01.2016- Lazenby Group
Recorded a set by the Atticus Lazenby Group (Atticus Lazenby-electric bass/compositions, Corbin Andrick-woodwinds, Rob Fletcher-drums, Drew Hansen-trumpet, Sam Mosching-guitar, Jeff Swanson-guitar) at Elastic in Chicago.
12.04.2016- Billington, Shippy, Wyche
Recorded a studio session with Ben Billington (drums), Mark Shippy (guitar), and Daniel Wyche (guitar/electronics) at Elastic in Chicago.
12.08.2016- Lonberg-Holm, Porales, Zarzutzki
Recorded a studio session with Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Benjamin Vergara Porales (trumpet), and Aaron Zarzutzki (electronics) at Elastic in Chicago.
12.08.2016- Porales, Zerang
Recorded a set by Benjamin Vergara Porales (trumpet) and Michael Zerang (drums) at Elastic in Chicago.
12.14.2016- Daisy, Pabian, Phillips
Recorded a studio session with Tim Daisy (percussion), Krzysztof Pabian (bass), and Dan Phillips (electric guitar) at Elastic in Chicago.
12.14.2016- R34L, Lane
Recorded three sets by R34L and Lane at The Whistler in Chicago, as part of the Stars Align series.
12.15.2016- Abrams, Baker, Rempis
Recorded a set by Joshua Abrams (bass), Jim Baker (piano/synthesizer), and Dave Rempis (reeds) at Elastic in Chicago.
12.15.2016- Abrams, Baker, Ra, Rempis
Recorded a set at Elastic in Chicago, with Joshua Abrams (bass), Jim Baker (piano/synthesizer), Avreeayl Ra (percussion), and Dave Rempis.
12.17.2016- The Few
Recorded two sets at the record release party for The Few (Charlie Kirchen-bass, Steve Marquette-guitar, Macie Stewart-violin/voice) at Constellation in Chicago.
12.18.2016- Williams’ Ayler Christmas
Set a new record for coldest gig (wind chill -30 degrees F) when I recorded two sets of Mars Williams’ annual Albert Ayler Christmas, featuring Mars Williams (reeds/toys/arrangements/cookie connections), Jim Baker (piano/synthesizer/viola), Josh Berman (cornet), Steve Hunt (drums), Kent Kessler (bass), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Brian Sandstrom, (bass/guitar/trumpet) at The Hungry Brain in Chicago.
12.21.2016- Shalabi, Zerang
Recorded the first set of the evening Solstice concert event at Constellation in Chicago, featuring Sam Shalabi (guitar/oud) and Michael Zerang (percussion).
12.21.2016- Abrams, Adasiewicz, Alvarado, Brown, Drake
Recorded another set of the Solstice event, featuring Joshua Abrams (bass/guimbri), Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Lisa Alvarado (harmonium), Ari Brown (reeds/piano), Hamid Drake (percussion), and a guest vocalist at Constellation in Chicago.
12.22.2016- Four Drummers Drumming
Opened the second evening of the Solstice event by recording percussionists Hamid Drake, Avreeayl Ra, Mike Reed, and Michael Zerang in a quartet at Constellation in Chicago.
12.22.2016- Aoki, Drake, Mazzarella, Phillips, Ra, Reed, Williams, Zerang
Closed out the Solstice concerts by recording Tatsu Aoki (bass), Hamid Drake (percussion), Nick Mazzarella (reeds), Dan Phillips (guitar), Avreeayl Ra (percussion), Mike Reed (percussion), Mars Williams (reeds/toys), and Michael Zerang (percussion) at Constellation in Chicago.
12.28.2016- DKV Trio
Closed out the year by recording two sets of DKV Trio (Hamid Drake-percussion, Kent Kessler-bass, Ken Vandermark-reeds) at Sugar Maple in Milwaukee.