In a formidable jazz town like Chicago, musicians who populate the club scene one night grace the world's concert stages the next. Two new projects feature three of the city's best: drummer/percussionist Tim Daisy, clarinetist James Falzone and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm.
Daisy and Falzone trade places as bandleaders with gratifying, unexpected results. Other Doors, a tribute to Benny Goodman, began when the Jazz Institute of Chicago approached Falzone about a project to mark the Chicago-native bandleader's 100-year anniversary. Rising to the occasion, Klang launches Goodman's music—and Goodman-inspired originals—on improvised excursions that ricochet from familiar themes to ferocious flights and back.