Bison Bison

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Bison Bison is guitarist Ishmael Ali (Errata, /je’raf/), saxophonist Wills Mckenna (Wills Mckenna Quartet, Here and Now), drummer Matt Carroll (Ohmme, Typical Sisters) and bassist Mike Harmon (Goran Ivanovic Trio, Natural Language, Jolie).

The group plays original music written by Ishmael Ali and Wills Mckenna. The compositions feature melodic and free form improvisations, weaving together complex interwoven rhythmic pieces along with serene floating ballads. Inspired by the works of jazz composers such as Paul Motian and Bill Mchenry, the music of Bison Bison is explorative while still being deeply rooted in song.

"They possess an impressive rapport, articulating the seductive melodies with a loose interaction that indicates their deep connection, and playing their arrangements with an attractive slackness that allows them plenty of leeway in both their improvisational reach and quicksilver responsiveness."

-Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

credits

released July 24, 2018

Recorded at Orotund Music, Chicago, IL, January 13, 2018
Mixed and mastered by Geoff Lewis

floodmusicchicago.com

Compositions 1-2 by Ishmael Ali, 3-6 by Wills McKenna

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Ishmael Ali Chicago, Illinois

I am a guitarist, composer, and improviser based out of Chicago. I like to play music that focuses on exploring sound through free jazz, collaborative improvisation, and experimental music.

This page intends to provide documentation for current and defunct projects.
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