Rob Mazurek

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Robert Mazurek
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Born 1966 in Jersey City, NJ, Rob Mazurek has moved to Chicago as a pre-teen and eventually cut his teeth on the city's bop scene. Early on he played with the late pianist Kenny Prince and drummer Yoron Israel, but it was his quartet with drummer George Fludas, bassist John Webber and pianist Randolph Tessler where his skills began to get noticed.
Later, while in Edinburgh as part of an experimental theater piece with actor Kevin McCoy for the city's International Fringe Festival in 1992, Mazurek jammed with local musicians was so warmly received that the following year he booked his quartet into an Edinburgh spot called the Tron Tavern & Ceilidh House for an engagement concurrent with the Fringe Festival. The band was a big hit and the British Hep jazz label took notice, signing them.
While long a fan of the great trumpeter Don Cherry, Mazurek borrowed his lyricism without necessarily tapping into his freedom-seeking conception, but that all changed in the winter of 1995 when he began playing with guitarist Jeff Parker. Suddenly he began absorbing new sounds, from the coloristic work of trumpeter Bill Dixon to the spacious, slowly evolving compositions of Morton Feldman.
Upon cementing his musical bond with Parker, Mazurek began gigging under the name "Chicago Underground Orchestra" with a loose-knit coterie of Chicagoans who all shared an inetrest in tearing down musical boundaries, including Mazurek's drummer of choice for his flexibility, Chad Taylor.
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HEP CD 2065 Badlands — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek With Eric Alexander Rob Mazurek With Eric Alexander - Badlands(CD, Album) Hep Jazz HEP CD 2065 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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HEP CD 2067 Green & Blue — Rob Mazurek Robert Mazurek* With Eric Alexander Robert Mazurek* With Eric Alexander - Green & Blue(CD, Album) Hep Records (3) HEP CD 2067 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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DE-503 Playground — Rob Mazurek Robert Mazurek* / Chicago Underground Orchestra Robert Mazurek* / Chicago Underground Orchestra - Playground (Album) Delmark Records DE-503 US 1998 Sell This Version
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WR 1 Amorphic Winged — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek Amorphic Winged(CD, Album) Walking Road Records WR 1 US 2001 Sell This Version
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DG-540, 540 Silver Spines — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek Silver Spines(CD) Delmark Records, Delmark Records DG-540, 540 US 2002 Sell This Version
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EN/OF 018 Thought Farming / Underground Persons #1 To #4 — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek Thought Farming / Underground Persons #1 To #4 En/Of EN/OF 018 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
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Delmark DG-547 Titration — Rob Mazurek Active Ingredients (3), Chad Taylor, Jemeel Moondoc, Tom Abbs, Steve Swell, Rob Mazurek, David Boykin, Avreeayl Ra Active Ingredients (3), Chad Taylor, Jemeel Moondoc, Tom Abbs, Steve Swell, Rob Mazurek, David Boykin, Avreeayl Ra - Titration(CD) Delmark Records Delmark DG-547 US 2003 Sell This Version
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B-BOY 022 Music For A Shattered Light Box And 7 Posters — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek Music For A Shattered Light Box And 7 Posters(CD, Album) Bottrop-Boy B-BOY 022 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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MEGO 074 Sweet And Vicious Like Frankenstein — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek Sweet And Vicious Like Frankenstein(CD, Album) Mego MEGO 074 Austria 2004 Sell This Version
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GRR037 Projections Of A Seven Foot Ghost — Rob Mazurek Rohrer* / Mazurek* / Takara* / Barella* Rohrer* / Mazurek* / Takara* / Barella* - Projections Of A Seven Foot Ghost(2xCDr, Album) Open Field Records, Peligro Discos GRR037 Brazil 2008 Sell This Version
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AR001CD Abstractions On Robert D'Arbrissel — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek Abstractions On Robert D'Arbrissel(CD, Album, Ltd, Boo) Adluna Records AR001CD France 2008 Sell This Version
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SUB-017, CTRL-0009 Calma Gente — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek Calma Gente(CD, Album) Submarine Records (2), Catune SUB-017, CTRL-0009 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
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00J-3 Everywhere Is Here — Rob Mazurek Enzo Carpentieri Circular E-Motion* Featuring Rob Mazurek Enzo Carpentieri Circular E-Motion* Featuring Rob Mazurek - Everywhere Is Here(CD, Album) Zerozerojazz 00J-3 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
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DE 2018 Rob Mazurek, Pulsar Quartet, Angelica Sanchez, Matthew Lux, John Herndon Rob Mazurek, Pulsar Quartet, Angelica Sanchez, Matthew Lux, John Herndon - Stellar Pulsations(CDr, Promo) Delmark Records DE 2018 US 2012 Sell This Version
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ROG-0051 Matter Anti-Matter — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek, Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell Rob Mazurek, Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell - Matter Anti-Matter(2xCD, Album) Rogueart ROG-0051 France 2013 Sell This Version
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DE 5007 The Space Between — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek, Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Ensemble* Rob Mazurek, Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Ensemble* - The Space Between(CD + DVD-V) Delmark Records DE 5007 US 2013 Sell This Version
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none Alternate Moon Cycles — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek Alternate Moon Cycles (Album) International Anthem Recording Company none 2014 Sell This Version
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Rune 399 Return The Tides: Ascension Suite And Holy Ghost — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek & Black Cube SP Rob Mazurek & Black Cube SP - Return The Tides: Ascension Suite And Holy Ghost (Album) Cuneiform Records, Infinity Dogs Rune 399 US 2014 Sell This Version
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CvsD | CD013 Mother Ode — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek Mother Ode(CD) Corbett vs. Dempsey CvsD | CD013 US 2014 Sell This Version
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NBLP 74 A Way A Land Of Life — Rob Mazurek Jason Ajemian, Tony Malaby, Rob Mazurek, Chad Taylor Jason Ajemian, Tony Malaby, Rob Mazurek, Chad Taylor - A Way A Land Of Life(LP, Album, Ltd) NoBusiness Records NBLP 74 Lithuania 2014 Sell This Version
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LP-DRS004 Objects In Mirrors Are Closer Than They Appear — Rob Mazurek Novellino* / Rosi* / Mazurek* / Barnes* Novellino* / Rosi* / Mazurek* / Barnes* - Objects In Mirrors Are Closer Than They Appear(LP, Ltd) Discreetrecords LP-DRS004 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
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IARC0002 Alternate Moon Cycles (Waning Crescent) — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek Alternate Moon Cycles (Waning Crescent)(Cass, Album, Ltd) International Anthem Recording Company IARC0002 US 2014 Sell This Version
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ROG-0059 Some Jellyfish Live Forever — Rob Mazurek Jeff Parker - Rob Mazurek Jeff Parker - Rob Mazurek - Some Jellyfish Live Forever (Album) Rogueart ROG-0059 France 2015 Sell This Version
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Rune 409/410, ID 8467/8468 Galactic Parables: Volume 1 — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek, Exploding Star Orchestra Rob Mazurek, Exploding Star Orchestra - Galactic Parables: Volume 1 (Album) Cuneiform Records, Infinity Dogs Rune 409/410, ID 8467/8468 US 2015 Sell This Version
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MF093, AS014 Vortice Of The Faun — Rob Mazurek Rob Mazurek Vortice Of The Faun(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num) Monofonus Press, Astral Spirits MF093, AS014 US 2015 Sell This Version