The Keefe Jackson/Frank Rosaly Duo

Chicago musicians Keefe Jackson and Frank Rosaly have been working together regularly for eight years in many different contexts. They have a deep familiarity not only with each other's music, but also personal philosophies and tastes. The music of this duo combines all of the various situations and strategies that the two developed over the years for improvising within a composed framework. Their debut recording, "Word Made Fresh/Real Absence", came out as a 7-inch single on Molk Records in 2009.

Their new record, Keefe Jackson/Frank Roaly Duo, is a limited edition 7" 45rpm record on white vinyl. They are hand stamped and numbered by the artist.
the vinyl and MP3's are available:

Reckless Records (Chicago/Online)
The Jazz Record Mart (Chicago)
Dusty Groove America (Chicago/Online)
Stinkweeds (Mesa, AZ/Online)
Kstarke Records (Chicago)
Permanent Records (Chicago)

here's a recent review in the Chicago Reader (july '09)

KEEFE JACKSON & FRANK ROSALY The way seven-inch singles focus attention on just a few minutes of music makes them a marvelous format for free jazz, but for the players at least they're also a demanding one. They have to get to the point, say what they need to say, and stop—not everyone can submit to such rigorous discipline. Tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Keefe Jackson knows all about economy: on Ready Everyday (Delmark), by his band Fast Citizens, he doesn't even solo on three of the seven tunes, and when he does take a turn, the impeccable logic of his lines and the richness of his tone leave you wanting more. He delivers just that on "Word Made Fresh" b/w "Real Absence," a seven-inch he recorded with drummer Frank Rosaly. Jackson's high-register squiggles and coarsely voiced, rippling runs push the limits of the tenor's tonal envelope, and Rosaly's carefully modulated surges match not only Jackon's energy level but his purposeful clarity. This is a release party for the single, which Rosaly is putting out on his own Molk imprint; the duo headlines, and Fred Lonberg-Holm's Entente, with bassist Anton Hatwich and clarinetists James Falzone and Jeff Kimmel, opens. Eric Leibundguth spins. a 9:30 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433 or 866-468-3401, $7. —Bill Meyer