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Jazz Photography Recap: Rarick/Torrey Octet Perform Brookmeyer/Sims “Stretching Out”at JRAC

Photos by Harvey Tillis.

On June 14, 2023 The Jon Rarick/Josh Torrey Octet performed Bob Brookmeyer/Zoot Sim’s 1958 release, “Stretching Out”, at Chris Anderson’s Jazz Record Art Collective in Chicago.

The Octet included Jon Rarick - trumpet, Josh Torrey - trombone, Natalie Scharf - tenor sax, Ted Hogarth - bari/tenor, Geordie Kelly - guitar, Jeremy Kahn - piano, Joe Policastro - bass, and Joel Baer - drums.

Visual artist Alex Puryear created artwork in response to the music.

Here is a recap of the cabaret sets in Chicago with photos by Harvey Tillis.

Harvey Tillis is a documentary still photographer with a fine art eye available for recording sessions, environmental portraits, and creative projects. Contact him at


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