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A Case-fitter is a craftsman who assembles the different parts of the watch case to house the movement in its exact dimensions. Guitarist Jeff Swanson’s newest project looks at this concept from a musician’s standpoint and allows a wide range of influences to make it’s way into the repertoire. Accompanied by some of Chicago’s finest open-minded musicians, the group explores improvisations and sound collages while piecing together Swanson’s compositions in real-time. An early preview of the group’s self-titled album, which was recorded live at The Whistler, is available below via Whistler Records.
The core Case-fitter lineup is:
- Jeff Swanson — guitar, electronics, compositions
- Lane Beckstrom — electric bass
- Greg Artry — drums
(photo by Jacob Hand)