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Spotify playlist: Chicago Jazz Festival 2012



Billy Hart Quartet
  • Billy Hart Quartet
The 2012 Chicago Jazz Festival officially gets underway today with a full program of music at the Chicago Cultural Center beginning at noon. The Reader's comprehensive coverage includes reviews of every act on the four-day schedule—with the exception of the high school and university bands that play Saturday and Sunday—but just in case words aren't enough, we've also put together a handy Spotify playlist with tracks from many of this year's performers. Check out part of it after the jump.

photo: John Rogers/ECM Records

Today's playlist:

Berndt Egerbladh Trio, Schizo (Jazzhus Disk, Japan)
Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden, and Paul Motian, Live at Birdland (ECM)
DavĂ­d Brynjar Franzson/Ensemble Adaptor, A Guide for the Dead Through the Underworld (Carrier)
Diego Barber, The Choice (Sunnyside)
Alexander Rishaug, Shadow of Events (Dekorder)