Every Monday we present Chicago’s top jazz artists in a lively atmosphere, full of cocktail-shaking and spirited conversation. Occasionally we have the pleasure of welcoming an out-of-towner — and tonight is one those nights. New York-based baritone saxophonist Eden Bareket leads an all-star group of Chicago musicians.
- Eden Bareket – Baritone sax
- Chad McCullough – Trumpet
- Matt Ulery – bass
- Jeremy Cunningham – drums
Although a relative newcomer to New York’s jazz scene, the Argentina-born Israeli baritone saxophonist Eden Bareket quickly gained notice and esteem as an in-demand sideman. Indeed Bareket’s collaborative projects show an eclectic streak, as is horn playing ranges from modern classic Eyal Vilner Big-Band, to the adventurous Ari Hoenig Nonet, to even the Ethiopian jazz inspired grooves of Anbessa Orchestra. As his star has continued to rise, Bareket has also woven these disparate musical strands together in his own leader project , a trio featuring bassist Or Bareket and drummer Felix Lecaros. This notably minimalist and unfussy instrumentation is utilized to the group’s advantage as the trio unveils a set of sparsely funky, often dark-hued to grooves, all while stretching out their positions into very open territory.