KLANG
James Falzone: clarinet/leader
Jason Adasciewicz: vibraphone
Jason Roebke: bass
Tim Daisy: drums

DESCRIPTION
Founded in 2006 by James, KLANG is a highly regarded jazz-leaning quartet that has been featured on National Public Radio, performed at The 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival, and toured extensively in the US.

RECORDINGS
Brooklyn Lines . . . Chicago Spaces (2012)
Other Doors (2011)
Tea Music (2009)

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REVIEWS
(individual album reviews at recording links)
"The band plays music that's controlled on the the surface and wriggling inside: tight, cruising  arrangements of thoughtful and stylish music, with vibraphone shimmers  and Mr. Falzone's handsome tone over bass and drums that rumble freely, without fixed rhythm, but that never make a big deal out of it. The band is having everything at once, of course: structure and freedom, tunes and the open imagination."  Ben Ratliff, The New York Times 

"Although the instrumental make-up of the unit recalls the swing era    clarinet and vibraphone combos popularized by Goodman and Lionel Hampton, Falzone’s four-piece actually belongs to an innovative clarinet-centric continuum that includes the introspective musings of Jimmy Giuffre and the avant-garde innovations of John Carter. Drawing on years of experience playing together, Falzone and Adasiewicz are a finely tuned front line. The leader’s serpentine phrasing boasts a dark, woody tone that courts dramatic dissonance without abandoning conventional harmony; his plangent lyricism is further underscored by Adasiewicz’s kaleidoscopic palette, which     ranges from luminescent shadings to metallic shards. Roebke and Daisy provide able support, executing quicksilver shifts in mood  with a combination of responsive timing, rhythmic versatility and     timbral finesse." Troy Collins, Point of Departure