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482 Music to Release Next Fonda / Stevens Group, Document Chicago CDs

The 482 Music label is proud to announce the forthcoming release of the legendary Fonda/Stevens Group's eighth recording, Forever Real (482-1032), as well as the eighth title in its ongoing Document Chicago series, Rosenberg/Baker/Hatwich/Daisy's New Folk, New Blues (482-1031). These two new titles continue the label's mission of supporting new creative music performed by veterans and up-and-coming performers alike.

Fonda/Stevens Group
Forever Real
Street Date: March 22, 2005
482 Music 482-1032

Joe Fonda, bass/composer; Michael Jefry Stevens, piano/composer; Herb Robertson, trumpet; Harvey Sorgen, drum(s); with Napoleon Maddox, human beat box and poetry

Dubbed "one of the great and often underappreciated jazz groups of the modern era" by the All Music Guide, and "arguably one of the finest and hardest working modern jazz outfits in the business" by AllAboutJazz, the Fonda/Stevens Group has consistently toured and recorded to critical acclaim for more than a decade. Together since their days in the legendary Mosaic Sextet (with Dave Douglas, Mark Feldman, and Michael Rabinowitz) in the late 80's, the core rhythm section team of Michael Jefry Stevens, Joe Fonda, and Harvey Sorgen has collaborated under the Fonda/Stevens banner with front-line musicians such as Mark Whitecage and Paul Smoker. Their eighth recording, Forever Real, features frequent collaborator Herb Robertson, as well as first-time special guest Napoleon Maddox from the Cincinnati hip hop group, IsWhat?!.

New Folk, New Blues (Document Chicago #8)
Street Date: April 12, 2005
482 Music 482-1031

Scott Rosenberg, tenor and baritone saxophones; Jim Baker, piano and analog synthesizer; Anton Hatwich, bass; Tim Daisy, drums

Scott Rosenberg, called "one of the best creative saxophonists in America" by the All Music Guide, returns to Chicago to join forces with three of the city's most visible improvisers for the eighth entry in 482's Document Chicago series. New Folk, New Blues features Rosenberg, 20-year scene vet Jim Baker (Caffeine, Steam, Dave Rempis Quartet), relative newcomer Anton Hatwich (Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet, Nick Broste Quintet), and Document Chicago series mainstay Tim Daisy (Triage, Vandermark 5, Rapid Croche) blending their acclaimed individual talents in a synergy of diverse collective improvisation.

Coming Soon:
Anthony Braxton/Matt Bauder :: 2 + 2 Compositions (482-1034)
Greg Burk Trio with Steve Swallow and Bob Moses :: Nothing, Knowing (482-1037)

Media Contact for 482 Music:
Scott Menhinick, Improvised Communications
(617) 489-6561
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