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Aram Shelton: Arrive
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year: 2005   |   cat#: 482-1035


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Document Chicago #9

"Reedist Aram Shelton plays with a thoughtfulness and structural rigor that's rare in a twentysomething jazz musician, but he also brings a deeply improvisational mind-set to each of his projects...The quartet Arrive isn't as well-known as [his other groups Dragons 1976 and Grey Ghost]—that should change when 482 Music releases its debut this fall—but it's as good as anything Shelton's had a hand in. Its tightly arranged, emotionally muted originals have a lovely chamber-jazz feel, with musicians combining to repeat unison phrases and carve out spaces for solos; the pieces are elaborate yet never sound fussed over."—Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Musicians: Aram Shelton (alto saxophone), Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Jason Roebke (bass), Tim Daisy (drums)

" ...if Arrive is any indication... Shelton has arrived as a composer of some significance... will surprise and delight those who might normally avoid such unconventional and nonconformist music." — John Kelman, All About Jazz

"Albums like this one announce that there‚Äôs plenty of room in the Windy City klieg lights for an entire assembly of players, not just those anointed by the tastemakers." — Derek Taylor, Dusted

"Remarkably gentle and economical... Arrive is pure and deliberate..." — Matthew Lurie, Time Out Chicago

"What marks the the album as different from other experiments in sound is that you find yourself coming back to Arrive and its unfolding multifaceted sound." — Michael McCaw, All About Jazz

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