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by Chris M. Slawecki
Iron Kim Style is quite humorous but serious too--The eponymous debut of an improvisational jazz-rock quintet that is: Built around two guitars, with no keyboards, plus trumpet and bass clarinet as the other solo voices; named for both the North Korean dictator and the martial arts style instructed by Grandmaster Iron" Kim; and, creative home for some of Seattle's most exploratory jazz-rock instrumentalists, including drummer Jay Jaskot and guitarist Dennis Rea, both of whom perform in another progressive jazz-rock instrumental ...read more
by Nic Jones
It could be argued that the music Miles Davis was cutting about forty years ago still casts a shadow. Iron Kim Style stands in its shade, and for all of the original, offbeat stuff going on it's hard to shake the impression.
According to the slipcase, all the music was freely improvised, which might be a little misleading for anyone expecting the literal results of such a process. The music is largely kept within the limits set down by bass ...read more