Rob Mazurek

Real Name:
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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Rob Mazurek Discography Tracks

Albums

HEP CD 2065 Rob Mazurek - Badlands album art Rob Mazurek With Eric Alexander Rob Mazurek With Eric Alexander - Badlands(CD, Album) Hep Jazz HEP CD 2065 UK 1995 Sell This Version
HEP CD 2067 Rob Mazurek - Green & Blue album art 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
Rob Mazurek - Playground album art Robert Mazurek* / Chicago Underground Orchestra Robert Mazurek* / Chicago Underground Orchestra - Playground (Album) Delmark Records US 1998 Sell This Version
WR 1 Rob Mazurek - Amorphic Winged album art Rob Mazurek Amorphic Winged(CD, Album) Walking Road Records WR 1 US 2001 Sell This Version
DG-540 Rob Mazurek - Silver Spines album art Rob Mazurek Silver Spines(CD) Delmark Records DG-540 US 2002 Sell This Version
Rob Mazurek - Thought Farming album art Rob Mazurek Thought Farming En/Of Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Delmark DG-547 Rob Mazurek - Titration album art 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
B-BOY 022 Rob Mazurek - Music For A Shattered Light Box And 7 Posters album art Rob Mazurek Music For A Shattered Light Box And 7 Posters(CD, Album) Bottrop-Boy B-BOY 022 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
MEGO 074 Rob Mazurek - Sweet And Vicious Like Frankenstein album art Rob Mazurek Sweet And Vicious Like Frankenstein(CD, Album) Mego MEGO 074 Austria 2004 Sell This Version
AR001CD Rob Mazurek - Abstractions On Robert D'Arbrissel album art Rob Mazurek Abstractions On Robert D'Arbrissel(CD, Album, Ltd, Boo) Adluna Records AR001CD France 2008 Sell This Version
SUB-017, CTRL-0009 Rob Mazurek - Calma Gente album art Rob Mazurek Calma Gente(CD, Album) Submarine Records (2), Catune SUB-017, CTRL-0009 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
Rob Mazurek - Stellar Pulsations album art Rob Mazurek, Pulsar Quartet, Angelica Sanchez, Matthew Lux, John Herndon Rob Mazurek, Pulsar Quartet, Angelica Sanchez, Matthew Lux, John Herndon - Stellar Pulsations Delmark Records US 2012 Sell This Version
ROG-0051 Rob Mazurek - Matter Anti-Matter album art 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
DE 5007 Rob Mazurek - The Space Between album art Rob Mazurek, Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Ensemble* Rob Mazurek, Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Ensemble* - The Space Between(CD + DVD) Delmark Records DE 5007 US 2013 Sell This Version
Rob Mazurek - Return The Tides: Ascension Suite And Holy Ghost album art Rob Mazurek, Black Cube SP Rob Mazurek, Black Cube SP - Return The Tides: Ascension Suite And Holy Ghost (Album) Cuneiform Records, Infinity Dogs US 2014 Sell This Version
CvsD CD013 Rob Mazurek - Mother Ode album art Rob Mazurek Mother Ode(CD) Corbett vs. Dempsey CvsD CD013 US 2014 Sell This Version
IARC0001 Rob Mazurek - Alternate Moon Cycles album art Rob Mazurek Alternate Moon Cycles(LP, Album) International Anthem Recording Company IARC0001 US 2014 Sell This Version
NBLP 74 Rob Mazurek - A Way A Land Of Life album art 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
CD-DRS004 Rob Mazurek - Objects In Mirrors Are Closer Than They Appear album art Novellino* / Rosi* / Mazurek* / Barnes* Novellino* / Rosi* / Mazurek* / Barnes* - Objects In Mirrors Are Closer Than They Appear(LP, Ltd) Discreetrecords CD-DRS004 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
IARC0002 Rob Mazurek - Alternate Moon Cycles (Waning Crescent) album art Rob Mazurek Alternate Moon Cycles (Waning Crescent)(Cass, Album, Ltd) International Anthem Recording Company IARC0002 US 2014 Sell This Version
Rob Mazurek - Galactic Parables: Volume 1 album art Rob Mazurek, Exploding Star Orchestra Rob Mazurek, Exploding Star Orchestra - Galactic Parables: Volume 1 (Album) Cuneiform Records, Infinity Dogs US 2015 Sell This Version
Rog-0059 Rob Mazurek - Some Jellyfish Live Forever album art Jeff Parker - Rob Mazurek Jeff Parker - Rob Mazurek - Some Jellyfish Live Forever(LP, Album) Rogueart Rog-0059 France 2015 Sell This Version
MF093, AS014 Rob Mazurek - Vortice Of The Faun album art Rob Mazurek Vortice Of The Faun(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num) Monofonus Press, Astral Spirits MF093, AS014 US 2015 Sell This Version
Rob Mazurek - Alien Flower Sutra album art Rob Mazurek & Emmett Kelly Rob Mazurek & Emmett Kelly - Alien Flower Sutra (Album) International Anthem Recording Company US 2016 Sell This Version
TBS03 Rob Mazurek - Four Views of a Three Sided Garden / Shore to Shore album art Rob Mazurek, Mwata Bowden, Julien Desprez, Matthew Lux, Mathieu Sourisseau Rob Mazurek, Mwata Bowden, Julien Desprez, Matthew Lux, Mathieu Sourisseau - Four Views of a Three Sided Garden / Shore to Shore(CD) The Bridge Sessions TBS03 France 2016 Sell This Version