A cornerstone of the Chicago improvised music scene, Mars Williams is one of those rare musicians who successfully approaches music as a continuum, rather than a series of discrete genres. His spectrum extends from well-known 80’s band The Waitresses to Chicago’s Liquid Soul to the Peter Brötzmann Tentet. Savvy listeners may recognize Mars as the saxophonist with the Psychedelic Furs beginning with their 1984 release “Mirror Moves.”
Michael Brenneisis a drummer, composer, and improvisor based in Madison, Wisconsin. A volunteer blogger for BlueStem Jazz, he wants everyone to know that he’s a musician, not a journalist.