Blue Shots From Chicago

Featuring: Josh Berman | Jason Roebke

Musicians on the recording

Juan F. G. Vinuesa - tenor saxophone
Josh Berman - cornet
Jason Roebke - bass
Mikel Patrick Avery - drums and percussion

Recording track list

1. Ghost Town Studio 7:03
2. Red Line Ballad 6:43
3. The Alibi 6:25
4. La Lola 10:12
5. Afro Asiatic Beat Poem 7:04
6. In Paul’s Mirror 5:09
7. Luther’s Mood 9:13
8. I Børneteater 4:59
NoBusiness Records NBCD 122
Release year - 2019

Credits and release info

  • All music and arrangements by Juan F. G. Vinuesa
  • Recorded on 30 th May, 2018 at Jamdek Recording Studio, Chicago, IL by Doug Malone
  • Mixed and mastered by Alfonso G. Rodenas, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cover photo by Juan F. G. Vinuesa
  • Group photo by Mikel P. Avery
  • Liner notes by Pachi Tapiz
  • Translation consultants - Sophie L. Phillips and Alma Poveda Gómez
  • Design by Oskaras Anosovas

Reviews and articles


Dusty Groove - 

The kind of record that makes us very proud to say we're from Chicago – as leader Juan FG Vinuesa comes up with a way to keep the city's avant scene moving forward – using some of the mix of structure and freedom from the Mike Reed generation, but also adding in both older elements, and some occasional moments of improvised freedom! A few passages swing here with a vibe that recalls older "city jazz" projects – but those are balanced by bolder statements from all members of the quartet – a superb lineup that includes Vinuesa on tenor, Josh Berman on cornet, Jason Roebke on bass, and Mikel Patrick Avery on drums and percussion. Berman sounds wonderful here – with occasional exclamatory moments that really grab us.

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