JEFF ALBERT, GEORGI PETROV & STOO ODOM
Scatterjazz at the SideBar presents a never-before freeform-trio of three of the most active and reactive figures in our local creative music scene.
Louisiana-born trombonist Jeff Albert, a longtime band-member of local legends such as George Porter, Jr. and Wardell Quezergue and the horn-section director for the final incarnation of The Meters, is no stranger to the deep-pockets of the Chicago Music Scenes. He is a member of Hamid Drake’s Bindu, a co-leader of Lucky 7’s alongside Jeb Bishop, and a key cog in the gears of the Instigation Festival, which bi-annually celebrates and widens the connections between Chicago and New Orleans. An always-surprising yet focused improviser, Jeff has led many uncanny and exceptional groups in recent decades, and is also a savvy electronic-music composer and educator.
Born in Yambal, Bulgaria and fortified with rigorous classical training and multiple degrees in jazz performance, guitarist Georgi Petrov is one of the most creative figures in modern New Orleans and World musics. He leads multiple groups, some focusing on original “modern jazz” in the modes of current icons such as Chris Potter & Kurt Rosenwinkel, some focusing on traditional Bulgarian folk-music, and others filling in the spaces between. In addition to various guitars, he may also have an inuk on this night, which is a sort of modernized-oud.
New Orleans bassist/ composer Stoo Odom inhabits the murky world where psychedelia, jazz, and noise intersect. Best known for his rock/psych work in the Graves Brothers Deluxe, Thin White Rope, and Subarachnoid Space, he has also collaborated on tour and in the studio with members of Acid Mothers Temple, the Boredoms, and ’60’s icons the Monks.