Five local musicians have resurrected the intimate Albany Park space that percussionist Michael Zerang called the Candlestick Maker when he presented improvised music there between 2001 and 2005. Renee Baker, Ben Gray, Joel Wanek, Jayve Montgomery, and Daniel Godston have renamed the space Brown Rice, after the great Don Cherry album; it's located at 4432 N. Kedzie, and the phone number is 312-543-7027. The first show is on Monday, February 11, at 9:30 PM, with reedist Guillermo Gregorio, percussionist Jerome Bryerton, bassist Wanek, and trumpeter Godston. Only five events have been booked so far, mostly on Monday nights, and the space doesn't yet have a Web site--check the Reader music listings for future performances.
Steve Coleman, Invisible Paths: First Scattering (Tzadik)
Various Artists, Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes (Soundway)
Bonnie Dobson, Good Morning Rain (Rev-Ola)
Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker, Get Ready (Mack Avenue)
Eddie, Metropolitano (Salazarte)