Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Aaron Koppel Quartet-Multiverse (Chicago Sessions 2012)

Aaron Koppel – guitar;
Matt Nelson – piano, Hammond B-3, Rhodes;
Graham Czach – upright & electric bass;
Robert Tucker – drums. 

Recorded 6/19 & 6/26/2011. 
Produced by Nick Eipers and Aaron Koppel. Engineered by Nick Eipers. 

Aaron Koppel Quartet’s debut album “The Wild Call of the Multi-Tasker” (self-released 2007) received heavy attention in Chicago and airplay. With the addition of Geof Bradfield (tenor), Greg Ward (alto) and Johanna Mahmud (trombone) the Aaron Koppel Quartet received two nominations for the Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards, Best International Jazz Group and Best International Jazz Song with Koppel’s arrangement of Radiohead’s “Myxomatosis (Judge, Jury, Executioner).” 

Their follow up, “Falling Together Falling Apart” (2009), was their debut on the Chicago Sessions label. It received critical praise; #7 on Neil Tesser’s “Top Ten Chicago Jazz Discs of 2009”, 3 1/2 Stars from Downbeat Magazine, #12 on’s “Best Chicago CDs of 2009”, “Recommended” by Cadence Magazine.

"Multiverse" is their much anticipated 2012 release.