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The Treehouse Project
The Treehouse Project combines some of Chicago’s finest indie and jazz musicians into a thoroughly unique blend of jazz ideology, indie rock attitude and roots music flavor. Their self-titled debut was widely praised by jazz writers. The Treehouse Project is: Colin Bunn, guitar: alumnus of Andrew Bird’s original Bowl of Fire, current member of Delmark Records' Kevin O’Donnell’s Quality Six, and leader of Los Hombres Perdidos. Ken Champion, pedal steel: best known for his work on Jim O’Rourke’s solo albums and with Smog. Jon Doyle, tenor saxophone and clarinet: currently performs and records with The Four Charms, The Wabash Jug Band, Andiamo and the Dave Pavkovic Band. Matt Thompson, bass: has played with Ira Sullivan and Von Freeman, currently performs and produces the Mighty Blue Kings, whose latest recording he also produced. Mike Reed, drummer, composer, leader: also drumming with David Boykin, Big Breakfast, Jim Roll, and others, and director of Chicago's Emerging Improvisers Organization.
The Picture Show
The Picture Show (2002)
"Brilliant" (AMG)... a thoroughly unique blend of jazz ideology, indie rock attitude and roots music flavor

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"..many cultures, all styles - and it works at all times." — Jazz USA

"..effectively merge American roots music with familiar jazz ideologies and frameworks" — All About Jazz

AAJ review of The Treehouse Project

The Treehouse Project website

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