With a chemistry forged over 15 years of playing together in many different musical configurations, the Chicago-based trio of bassist Clark Sommers, saxophonist Geof Bradfield and drummer Dana Hall have developed a trust and intuitiveness that yields high levels of creative spontaneity. Drawing from their many diverse influences, Ba(SH) is alternately raw and elegant, while always riveting, as they explore a set of eight modern jazz originals plus readings of Billy Higgins' "Inga," and Monk's "Think of One."
A solid fixture on the Chicago jazz scene, Clark Sommers also tours and records with vocalist Kurt Elling. He appears on Elling's 2009 Grammy-Award winning recording, Dedicated to You.
released September 14, 2013
CLARK SOMMERS - Bass
GEOF BRADFIELD - Tenor Sax and Bass Clarinet
DANA HALL - Drums and Cymbals
Produced by Clark Sommers
Recorded by Scott Steinman at Studio Media, Evanston, IL
December 1-2, 2012
Mixed & mastered by Bryan Farina at SoundBry Studios, Chicago, IL
Bradfield photo by Shawn Michelle Smith
Clark photo by John Broughton
Dana photo by Jacob Hand
Cover image by Laurin Rinder
Cover design & layout by John Bishop