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1.
Impro 3
2.
3.
Transiti
4.
Requiem for Charlie Haden
5.
Cicle
6.
Billions and Billions
7.
Not Living in Fear
8.
Impro 2
9.
Terrortoma
10.
Prayer for Wadud
11.
Cantiere Orlando
12.
Last Night's Vacation
13.
Cultural Differences

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A world-caliber collective of women working in a class almost entirely their own, Hear in Now is a string trio that composes and improvises fluidly between free jazz and contemporary classical, folk music and avant-garde. Originally banded by a commission from WomaJazz in Italy, Mazz Swift (violin), Tomeka Reid (cello) and Silvia Bolognesi (double bass) came together from their homes in New York, Chicago and Siena IT to not only perform but also meet for the first time on the same date in 2009. In the 8 years since that first encounter, Hear in Now has become a rare egalitarian ensemble for the three highly active musicians, who are as often singular band leaders as they are sidewomen. In those respects, their compiled musical CV is as impressive as it is diverse – including collaborations, performances and recordings with Anthony Braxton, Nicole Mitchell, Butch Morris, William Parker, Common, Jay-Z and Kanye West – and as a unit they comprised ½ of the Roscoe Mitchell Sextet for several European shows in early 2017. Not Living in Fear, their 2nd studio album, was engineered by Griffin Rodriguez (Icy Demons, Beirut, Modest Mouse) and Alex Inglizian (Experimental Sound Studio), and features guest vocals by Chicago jazz legend Dee Alexander.

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releases June 2, 2017

Mazz Swift – violin, voice
Tomeka Reid – cello
Silvia Bolognesi – double bass
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Dee Alexander – vocals (on "Not Living in Fear")

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 12 recorded by Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, December 2nd and 3rd, 2012.

Tracks 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, and 13 recorded by Griffin Rodriguez at Huron, Chicago, September 28th, 2014.

All tracks mixed by Griffin Rodriguez.
Mastered by David Allen.

Cover art by Damon Locks.
Photo by Nisha Sondhe.
Layout and liner design by Craig Hansen.

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International Anthem is a Chicago-born recording company that produces and promotes progressive media.

The IARC mission is to make positive contributions to the changing state of the music industry, and to vitalize the demand for boundary-defying music by presenting unique sounds in appealing packages to untapped audiences.
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