J.D. AND THE
14 collective improvisations
improvised jazz-world fusion
Complex rhythm patterns and driving grooves change into primal beats, locked into with ease and precision by J.D. and the Sons of Rhythm. A dialog of solos and chords erupts in Funk, World-Beat and Swing as shades of Miles Davis meet the sounds of Ornette Coleman. Dream-like ballads interspersed with funky grooves and free-jazz jams make up these two totally original sides.
The live sessions include J.D. Hopkins and sons Jayson and Rickie, and bass, guitars, keyboard, sax and trumpet. Bassists David Blaetz, Tony Stefanelli and Kenny Cornelius take turns, guitar regulars Mike Ohm and Sheldon Peterson are sometimes joined by newcomer Joe Frisina, and guitarist, keyboardist and guitar-synth player Frank Singer joins in for most of the tracks. J.D. and Sons add horns for the first time, with Phil Papotnik on sax and flute and Chad Garrison on trumpet. Singer and Papotnik overdub parts on three cuts above the drums and electronic percussion of the Hopkins family rhythm section.
The sound of J.D. AND THE SONS OF RHYTHM is organic. It is what music is before composers, arrangers, lyricists, critics, academics and others shape it to their will. This is the raw substance of music, born in and of the musicians who play it. It is what it is.
We hope you enjoy it.
BEYOND ATTENTION, 14 tracks of music on 2 discs.
8: Scottish Memories
Produced by J.D. Hopkins
Cover Art by J.D. Hopkins
Cover Layout by Mark Saunders
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by
Recorded at Midtown Recording
J.D. and the Sons of Rhythm Albums:
colors of tyme | near journey's end | astral worlds | moving through the elements | crossing oceans of time | live at forward hall | imagination doctors | smoke shadows | quantum events | music from another planet | primate gestures | family values
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