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Orbit Welcomes Okkadisk!

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Orbit Welcomes Okkadisk!

Bar owner, artist, festival curator, label owner, producer  Bruno Johnson a fixture on the Chicago jazz and free jazz scene since 1988, though music had been his main preoccupation for years. Johnson worked at various record stores in Chicago, including legendary, now-defunct Jazz Record Mart. He began his foray into label ownership with a short-lived rock label, but changed direction as well as the name in 1995. Okkadisk's first releases were by Chicago tenor giant Fred Anderson and workhorse scene instigator Ken Vandermark. His catalogue is now up around 90 titles. By documenting the growing movement in Chicago-showcasing important artists already working...

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