Mars Williams — Garver Feed Mill Patio — Friday, July 9, 2021 — 7PM
By Michael Brenneis
Interview date: 06/11/2021
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."
by Michael Brenneis - RattleTickBuzz.com
Max Bessesen Quintet — Garver Feed Mill Patio — Friday, May 21, 2021 — 7pm
Max Bessesen brings his Chicago/Milwaukee based quintet to the Garver Feed Mill Patio to make up for a date postponed from April of 2020. The band will be playing from Max's debut recording as a leader "Trouble," released during the pandemic. He'll also pull from a soon-to-be-recorded album, consisting of covers drawn from the jazz of the 70s and 80s.