Illustration: Jeff Rogers

Though he decamped for Marfa, Texas, in 2015, trumpeter Rob Mazurek is an honorary lifelong Chicagoan. He’s been a member of the various iterations of Chicago Underground (Duo, Trio, and Quartet) and the jazz-electronic fusion group Isotope 217. But his most ambitious project is the Exploding Star Orchestra, an enormous ensemble of musicians — typically between 10 and 15, the majority of them with local roots — whose performances are edited and reconfigured digitally for recorded releases. The Bridgeport-based label International Anthem is set to issue Mazurek’s sixth album with ESO, Dimensional Stardust, on November 20, flaunting a roster of current city residents (multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Damon Locks, cellist Tomeka Reid) and players with deep Chicago ties (flutist Nicole Mitchell, guitarist Jeff Parker). The otherworldly, jazz-classical-electronic hybrid can be circular and chaotic, but Dimensional Stardust never flags in groove, and the textures and atmosphere will make you want to strap on a pair of headphones and get lost in the music.