June 6

Relax Attack Jazz Series: Madsen/Sommers/Artry

9:30 pm

Relax Attack Jazz Series: Madsen/Sommers/Artry

Every Tuesday we present Chicago’s top jazz artists in a lively atmosphere, full of cocktail-shaking and spirited conversation. Tonight’s trio features:

  • Chris Madsen — sax
  • Clark Sommers — bass
  • Greg Artry — drums

“Madsen does not reflect the influences of Lester Young, Stan Getz, and Warne Marsh in a two-dimensional manner but incorporates that lineage into a unique personal style…With Madsen, it’s not the stylistic lineage that really impresses, however, it is his supple tone, oblique melodic lines, and effortless sense of swing. Madsen displays an uncanny sense of space, lyricism, and melodic direction in his solos. I have marveled many times at his ability to apply this style to diverse group jazz settings from traditional vocalist accompaniment to more contemporary modal tunes.” —Dan Healy

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