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by Farrell Lowe
Many In High Places Are Not Well is a gentle and iridescent collision of color and cultures. The group combines elements of reggae, West African kora music, hip hop, and trance into a unique solid amalgam of modern music. Whether one calls it jazz" or not jazz," doesn't matter--this is inspired music played by people who care about what they're expressing, and they do it very well.
Drummer Doug Scharin formed HiM in 1995, and after numerous personnel changes and ...read more
by Mark Corroto
There is a new intersection in music town, where jazz meets rock, dub, world, soundtrack, and studio manipulation. While the foundations for this intersection may first have been laid down by Sergio Leone, Miles Davis, and Teo Macero, it has certainly been made into high art (or at least garage art) by groups such as Pinetop Seven, Gastr del Sol, Town & Country, and Pillow.
Fitting in the ‘no category’ section of your record store, Doug Scharin’s varying lineups as ...read more
by Mark Corroto
When is rock music jazz? I’m not talking jazz/rock fusion, but rocked-out jazz. In the case of the latest music experimentations by the band know as HiM, calling their music jazz would be like labeling Wynton Marsalis avant-garde. Founder and multi-instrumentalist Doug Scharin and his brainchild have been through more style changes than Elton John’s wardrobe. HiM has dabbled in dub, afro-funk, electronics, rock, post-rock, electric-Miles and post-electric-Miles music. Their previous recording, Our Point Of Departure (Perishable) applied Miles’ On ...read more