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Dennis Warren's Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble: Horizon Event

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Jump in to the flow of Dennis Warren’s music any place you desire. His music, the music of the Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble (FMRJE) is a continuously flowing river of sound with (seemingly) no starting or ending points.

The drummer Dennis Warren is a disciple of Milford Graves and has studied with Cecil Taylor. His FMRJE, begun in 1989 has included jazz luminaries Raphe Malik, and Glenn Spearman. The current lineup like all others features an additional percussionist with conga player Jose Arroyo. The rhythm concentrated music is constantly propelling forward. Driving the powerful engine of ...

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Dennis Warren's Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble: 7 In One

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Let me take you out there to a place where energy meets sound. Where the electric Miles treads. Where freedom means a discipline to music, like a Sun Ra meltdown. Where groove has no titles and John Coltrane can play a solo for two hours and you remain riveted in your seat. Dennis Warren lives here. His Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble walks the land where Ornette Coleman’s electric Prime Time and Ronald Shannon Jackson’s bands walked. His latest self-released recording is a nine track sampling of that energy with the longest track clocking in just short of eleven minutes. ...



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