ROB MAZUREK

Eclectic Fusion / Jazz Related Improv/Composition / Avant-Garde Jazz / Progressive Big Band / 21st Century Modern • United States
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Working within a multitude of stylistic contexts, electro-acoustic composer/cornetist Rob Mazurek has helped redefine the aesthetic boundaries of artistic expression for well over a decade. Born in 1965 in Jersey City, NJ, Mazurek rose to prominence in the fertile mid-1990s Chicago jazz scene, quickly venturing beyond the traditional tenets of the idiom to become one of the most compelling improvising composers of his generation.

Mazurek first learned the foundations of improvised music while studying jazz theory and practice with David Bloom at the Bloom School of Jazz in Chicago, eventually working with other Chicago masters like Kenny Prince, Robert Barry, Jodie Christian, Lin Halliday, and Earma Thompson. But it is Mazurek's earliest pursuit of musical freedom that is his most enduring; formed in 1996 (with guitarist Jeff Parker and drummer Chad Taylor), the longstanding Chicago Underground Collective continues to be one of his most versatile units, ranging in size from duo, trio and quartet to orchestra. The Collective's vanguard sensibility earned Mazurek the
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ROB MAZUREK Man Facing East album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Man Facing East
Eclectic Fusion 1994
ROB MAZUREK Badlands album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Badlands
Eclectic Fusion 1995
ROB MAZUREK Green & Blue (with Eric Alexander) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Green & Blue (with Eric Alexander)
Eclectic Fusion 1997
ROB MAZUREK Playground album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Playground
Eclectic Fusion 1998
ROB MAZUREK Amorphic Winged album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Amorphic Winged
Eclectic Fusion 2001
ROB MAZUREK Silver Spines album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Silver Spines
Eclectic Fusion 2002
ROB MAZUREK Thought Farming album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thought Farming
Eclectic Fusion 2003
ROB MAZUREK Sweet and Vicious Like Frankenstein album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet and Vicious Like Frankenstein
Eclectic Fusion 2004
ROB MAZUREK Music For Shattered Light Box And 7 Posters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music For Shattered Light Box And 7 Posters
Eclectic Fusion 2004
ROB MAZUREK Abstractions  On Robert D'Arbrissel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Abstractions On Robert D'Arbrissel
Eclectic Fusion 2008
ROB MAZUREK Calma Gente album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Calma Gente
Eclectic Fusion 2010
ROB MAZUREK Walking Through The Darkside album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Walking Through The Darkside
Eclectic Fusion 2011
ROB MAZUREK Starlicker – Double Demon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Starlicker – Double Demon
Eclectic Fusion 2011
ROB MAZUREK Pulsar Quartet: Stellar Pulsations album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Pulsar Quartet: Stellar Pulsations
Eclectic Fusion 2012
ROB MAZUREK Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Orchestra: The Space Between album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Orchestra: The Space Between
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
ROB MAZUREK Rob Mazurek & Black Cube SP (featuring Sao Paulo Underground)  Return The Tides: Ascension Suite And Holy Ghost album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Rob Mazurek & Black Cube SP (featuring Sao Paulo Underground) Return The Tides: Ascension Suite And Holy Ghost
Eclectic Fusion 2014
ROB MAZUREK Alternate Moon Cycles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alternate Moon Cycles
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2014
ROB MAZUREK Vortice of the Faun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vortice of the Faun
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2015
ROB MAZUREK Rob Mazurek - Jeff Parker : Some Jellyfish Live For Ever album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rob Mazurek - Jeff Parker : Some Jellyfish Live For Ever
Eclectic Fusion 2015
ROB MAZUREK Rob Mazurek / Emmett Kelly : Alien Flower Sutra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rob Mazurek / Emmett Kelly : Alien Flower Sutra
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2016
ROB MAZUREK Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell : Matter Anti-matter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell : Matter Anti-matter
Eclectic Fusion 2016
ROB MAZUREK Chants And Corners album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chants And Corners
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
ROB MAZUREK Rome album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rome
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
ROB MAZUREK Chimeric Stoned Horn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chimeric Stoned Horn
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
ROB MAZUREK Marfa Loops Shouts And Hollers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Marfa Loops Shouts And Hollers
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2018
ROB MAZUREK Love Waves Ecstatic Charge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Waves Ecstatic Charge
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2019
ROB MAZUREK Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2019

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ROB MAZUREK Skull Sessions album cover 3.95 | 2 ratings
Skull Sessions
Eclectic Fusion 2013
ROB MAZUREK Mother Ode album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mother Ode
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
ROB MAZUREK Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables: Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables: Volume 1
Eclectic Fusion 2015
ROB MAZUREK Third Coast Ensemble : Wrecks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Third Coast Ensemble : Wrecks
Progressive Big Band 2017
ROB MAZUREK Desert Encrypts Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Desert Encrypts Vol. 1
21st Century Modern 2019

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ROB MAZUREK Skull Sessions

Live album · 2013 · Eclectic Fusion
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OCTET SKULL SESSIONS CUNEIFORM Cornetist, composer, and conceptualist Rob Mazurek first learned the foundations of improvised music while studying jazz theory and practice with David Bloom at the Bloom School of Jazz in Chicago, and first came to prominence when he formed the Chicago Underground Collective (which ranges in size from duo, trio and quartet to full orchestra depending on what is required and has been going for well over 15 years). He has also worked with more mainstream acts such as Sterolab and Tortoise and has worked on more than 40 albums. This is the first album by the octet and is a combination of some composition and a great deal of inmprovisation in an incredibly charged atmosphere. While often in jazz there is one solist at the time, with the rest providing the support, that is not really the case here as what we have is everyone soloing at the same time, but somehow keeping together providing a direction.

The personnel for this album, along with Rob, was drummer John Herndon, vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, flutist Nicole Mitchell, Guilherme Granado on keyboards and electronics, Carlos Issa on guitar and electronics, Mauricio Takara on percussion and cavaquinho (Brazilian ukulele), and Thomas Rohrer on C melody saxophone and rabeca (a rustic Brazilian viola associated with the northeast). It sounds as if Zappa at his most eclectic is having a battle with Miles which results in the sonic equiavalent of a massive thunderstorm. This music is incredibly charged, and one can visualise the lightning passing between players as new ideas spark yet another onsluaght of notes and a different direction.

Mazruek describes the approach as “personalities blending sound ideas that have the potential to expand or contract at any given moment in order to find the hidden spaces that must exist for the elevation and understanding of the origin of where we possibly come from and where we might be going.” Complex and complicated, hard to listen to, this is music that is driving exploration into new areas of jazz that leave the listener drained by the end. www.cuneiformrecords.com

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