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Hanah Jon Taylor is having a party, and he wants you to come. The occasion is a concert recording session for his debut album, and Taylor has assembled a top-notch group of musicians: drummer Thurman Barker, Malachi Favors Maghostut, the excellent young pianist Calvin Brunson, and the much-traveled Hamid Drake on percussion. (Together they represent most of the virtues that distinguish Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.) Taylor himself--who is also known as an outspoken and controversial student of music--started out as a flutist and has become an impressive soprano saxist in recent years: he combines an earnest romanticism with the kind of boisterous expressionism that marks Chicago's avant-garde, throwing in just enough street-smart jive to spice the mix. Sunday, 3 PM, International House of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th; 753-2274 or 363-1002.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Adam Nadel.

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