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Chicago Underground Trio - 100% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Jazz
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Exploding Star Orchestra - 40% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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Commissioned by the Chicago Cultural Center and the Jazz Institute, this group was formed in 2005 by cornetist Rob Mazurek to perform at the city’s Millennium Park concert hall. The concept was to provide a platform for Chicago’s avant garde jazz and contemporary improvising musicians. The usual instrumentation of the orchestra included two cornets, flügelhorn, t Read more

The Vandermark 5 - 21% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Jazz
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Supersilent - 19% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Supersilent apparently never rehearse as a group, do not discuss music with each other, and meet only to play concerts together or to record, only partly as a consequence of the climate and topography of their home country, Norway. Although the members’ names do not appear on their releases, Supersilent are Helge Sten (producer/sound artist), Ståle Storløkken Read more

Gastr del Sol - 15% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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Gastr Del Sol is the creation of David Grubbs (Louisville, Kentucky, USA; guitar, piano, vocals), a former member of the Louisville-based hardcore outfit Squirrel Bait. When that influential band split-up in 1987, Grubbs formed Bastro and recorded three albums for Homestead Records that gradually moved away from the noise-rock squall of Squirrel Bait towards avant garde expe Read more

Tortoise - 15% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1990, this predominantly instrumental band was founded by Douglas McCombs (bass/guitar, also Eleventh Dream Day and Brokeback) and John Herndon (drums/vibraphone) as an experiment. By 1994 they had recruited Bundy K. Brown (bass, also Gastr Del Sol) and multi-instrumentalists John McEntire (9 April 1970, Portland, Oregon, USA, also Gastr Read more

Jack Rose - 14% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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c.1971, Virginia, USA. Rose’s guitar playing attracted attention with 90s noise/drone group Pelt, alongside Skip James Connell, Patrick Best and Mike Gangloff. Pelt evolved from electric to acoustic and with some personnel changes remained popular with latter-day folk audiences, making some acclaimed records, including 2001’s Ayahuasca. After settling in Philadelph Read more

Anthony Braxton - 13% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 June 1945, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Braxton began playing clarinet in high school, studied music for one semester at Wilson Junior College, then joined the US Army, where he played clarinet and alto saxophone. In 1966 he joined Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (the AACM), a newly formed musicians’ co-operative whose leading members i Read more

Don Cherry - 13% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 November 1936, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, d. 19 October 1995, Alhaurín El Grande, Málaga, Spain. Cherry began playing trumpet while still attending high school in Los Angeles, where he was raised. He also played piano and some of his first public performances were on this instrument when he worked in R&B bands. An early musical associate was Billy Hig Read more

Marc Ribot - 13% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 May 1954, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Ribot began playing guitar as a child, informally joining several garage bands while studying formally with classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. Later, Ribot would dedicate an album to this Haitian-born guitarist-composer. In 1978, Ribot played with Brother Jack McDuff and Wilson Pickett, then joined the Realtones and the Upt Read more

David Grubbs - 12% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Alongside his sometime colleague Jim O’Rourke, Grubbs is one of the leading figures on America’s independent music scene. He first came to prominence as a founding member of the Louisville, Kentucky, USA-based hardcore outfit Squirrel Bait. When that influential band split-up in 1987, Grubbs formed Bastro and recorded three albums for Hom Read more

Oren Ambarchi - 12% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1969, Sydney, Australia. Ambarchi is an electronic guitarist and percussionist who creates music that rejects conventional instrumental approaches. It is perhaps telling that Ambarchi is the co-organiser of an Australian experimental music festival, What Is Music? He also teaches improvisation at the University of Western Sydney. Ambarchi initially played drums in a group na Read more

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - 11% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded in 1968 by trumpeter Lester Bowie (11 October 1941, Frederick, Maryland, USA, d. 9 November 1999, New York, USA), saxophonists Roscoe Mitchell (b. 3 August 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA) and Joseph Jarman (b. 14 September 1937, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA) and bass player Malachi Favors (b. 22 August 1927, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 30 January 2004, Chicago, Illinois, U Read more

The Ex - 11% match to Chicago Underground Duo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Unconventional Dutch conglomerate formed in 1979 when punk first hit the Netherlands and a variety of like minds came together as a politically active musical and social unit. The Ex were formed from the ashes of two small local bands, and their varied membership has included G.W. Sok (vocals), Terrie Hessels (guitar), Sabien Witteman (drums), Katrin Bornfeld (drums), Jos Kley Read more


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