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CITY IN A GARDEN

by MATT PIET

Matt Piet piano

in improvisation with
Bill Harris drums
Gerrit Hatcher tenor saxophone
Charlie Kirchen bass
Julian Kirshner drums
Steve Marquette guitar
Macie Stewart violin & voice
Jake Wark tenor saxophone

Pianist Matt Piet's new release on ears&eyes records, City In A Garden, is a both a showcase and a celebration of the collaborative spirit of a new generation of Chicago improvisers. In duo, trio, and quartet configurations, Piet improvises with several musicians on the rise in Chicago's vibrant jazz and improvised music scene.

City In A Garden is a sonic love letter to Piet's earliest exposure to these and other musicians. Many of these introductions and formative experiences occurred at improvised jam sessions held at Constellation's Sound of the City workshop. Appropriately, this recording celebrates its release back at Constellation, on June 15th with an improvised session in the spirit of those early collaborations.