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Hatcher, Gerrit: Solo Five (Kettle Hole Records)

An intimate set of solo expressions from Chicago tenor saxophonist and Kettle Hole label-leader Gerrit Hatcher, seven improvisations recorded in the studio that bring together the soloist's interests in free jazz, lyrical playing and intricate technical passages on the sax, infused with a sense of whimsy alongside serious concentrative playing.
 

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Label: Kettle Hole Records
Catalog ID: KTHL010
Squidco Product Code: 33234

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Bel_Air Sound Studio, on May 31st, 2021, by Todd A. Carter.

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An intimate set of solo expressions from Chicago tenor saxophonist and Kettle Hole label-leader Gerrit Hatcher, seven improvisations recorded in the studio that bring together the soloist's interests in free jazz, lyrical playing and intricate technical passages on the sax, infused with a sense of whimsy aside serious concentrative playing.


Artist Biographies

"Gerrit Hatcher is a Chicago-based tenor saxophonist, improviser, and composer. Born in Boston and raised in Normal, Illinois, Hatcher grew up studying trombone, and switched to tenor saxophone at 20 while attending the University of Illinois. Hatcher graduated from UIUC in 2013 and received a Masters in Arts and Politics at Sciences Po the following year. He moved to Chicago in 2015, and, inspired by Chicago's rich improvising music scene, soon began to make music with Chicago musicians, forging new improvising collaborations, and leading ensembles of his own.

Hatcher's own work typically engages with free jazz both as a set of experimental practices, and as an idiom with a history unto itself. He also participates across the diverse spectrum of experimental and improvised music being made in Chicago today. Gerrit has many active projects including his duo with Anton Hatwich, as well as a duo with Julian Kirshner, a solo saxophone practice, the improvising trio Devouring the Guilt with Eli Namay and Bill Harris, a trio with Mars Williams and Lia Kohl, and his organ quartet Refunction."

-Experimental Sound Studio (https://ess.org/esscalendar/2018/3/15/option-gerrit-hatcher-and-anton-hatwich)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Year Five 7:03

2. Station 1:43

3. Year Three 5:35

4. Liter 2:12

5. Language Brain 5:27

6. Luxurious Repast 4:17

7. Brownish Violet 6:47

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Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
Recordings by or featuring Reed & Wind Players
Solo Artist Recordings
New in Improvised Music

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