fast citizens

aram shelton - reeds
keefe jackson - reeds
josh berman - cornet 
fred lonberg-holm - cello
anton hatwich - bass
frank rosaly - drums

formed in 2002 by jackson, the fast citizens have decided upon a rotating leader chair and for their sophomore release shelton has taken the reins as main composer. The title two cities reflects the geographic locale of Shelton, (currently based in oakland, california), and his continued relationship with the active music scene in chicago. focusing on orchestration and structural variety, the fast citizens present a stylistically diverse album that includes hard swing, lush ballads, high-energy free improvisation, modern composition and sun-ra inspired grooves.