The Whistler & Sleeping Village Present:
jeff swanson & case-fitter, miss remember, stu mindeman/juan pastor duo
('Fathoms' Release Show)
The Whistler & Sleeping Village Present…
Jeff Swanson & Case-fitter:
Chicago is home to a vibrant jazz scene and Jeff Swanson has been playing a central role in it over the past few years. Following the release of his first full-length, Case-fitter, the guitarist/composer continues the project with a new album entitled Fathoms. The album blends an array of genres, including jazz, rock, electronic music and chamber music, and features Paul Bedal on keyboards, Matt Ulery on electric bass, Greg Artry on drums and percussion, Dustin Laurenzi on tenor saxophone and Greg Ward on alto saxophone.
Fathoms is set for release on February 28th through BACE Records and we can already hear the astounding first single ‘Gaussian’. The track “takes influence from Peruvian Festejo rhythms while maintaining Swanson’s compositional storytelling and heavily electric sound”, explains the press release. “The listener is taken on a journey as the odd phrasing and sway of the beginning melodies transition into an open section where the composer enters into a fiery dialog of back and forth with the rhythm section.” Here it is.
w/ Miss Remember
Miss Remember is a good ole fashion rock band from Chicago. Formed by Jim Tashjian (guitar, vocals), Peter Tashjian (drums), Leslie Beukelman (vocals) and Martin Stonikas (bass) when the four were students at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, the members all continue to be active in various bands in various circles of the Chicago music scene (District 97, Hood Smoke, Hey Champ, Goran Ivanovic Trio, Brite Lite, Davy Knowles, Luna, BD, and the jackrabbits, Timetables etc…) As a band, they combine sounds from their rock roots with their love of diverse musics from around the city, the country, and the world. Dissonant harmony and a unique rhythmic concept are layered with delicate, simplistic melodies. They are children of the 90’s, who grew up in the midwest, just striving to write good songs. Miss Remember released their first full-length record on the Ears&Eyes label in 2017.
jim tashjian – guitar, vocals
leslie beukelman – vocals
martin stonikas – bass, percussion
pete tashjian – drums, percussion
matt gold – guitar
dan pierson – keyboards
& Stu Mindeman/Juan Pastor Duo
Drummer Juan Pastor and Pianist Stu Mindeman’s dynamic duo explores the exhilarating rhythms of Latin America while forging daring textures through explosive interplay. The acoustic duo features both original compositions and fresh interpretations of South American melodies.