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Jazz and More from a New Chicago Avant Garde

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Jazz and More from a New Chicago Avant Garde

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Jazz and More from a New Chicago Avant Garde

Jazz and More from a New Chicago Avant Garde

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A loose collective of young, mostly white musicians is carrying on the tradition of Chicago's AACM (the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians). They play abstract, dissonant "free" jazz, but mix it with a rock aesthetic and elements of hip-hop, rap and pop music.