100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

Chicago Underground DuoBoca Negra (Thrill Jockey, 1/26/10)

Chicago Underground Duo: “Spy on the Floor”

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For 15 years, the Chicago Underground Duo (and Trio, Quartet, and Orchestra) has been an avant-garde jazz outlet for prolific Chicago musicians Rob Mazurek (Exploding Star OrchestraIsotope 217) and Chad TaylorBoca Negra is an interesting dichotomy, as spiraling vociferation leads to upbeat grooves, shifting piano chords, harmonic electronics, and ambient samples.

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