Every Tuesday we present Chicago’s top jazz artists in a lively atmosphere, full of cocktail-shaking and spirited conversation.
KVL sits nicely in the same headspace as recent modern improv that eschews a more traditional “jazz” label. Think Matthew Lux’s Contra/Fact, Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die, Shabaka Hutching’s Sons of Kemet or The Comet Is Coming, Ben LaMar Gay, Rob Mazurek and others. Of course, many folks will point toward the past Chicago rumblings of a group like Isotope 217 of which Matthew Lux was a member (and deep heads will recognize mastering engineer Casey Rice worked with as well). And yes, there may be some sonic similarities, but as you might expect from the members of KVL, they easily differentiate themselves from their influences and contemporaries.
- QUIN KIRCHNER – Drums, Percussion, Sampler, Electronics
- DANIEL VAN DUERM – Electric Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Electronics
- MATTHEW LUX – Bass, Electronics