124

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

Mark Corroto By

Sign in to view read count
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 Warren’s drumming. This is the music born out of the electric Miles Filmore and Agharta years, is the original jamband concept.

Warren’s prior self-produced FMRJE recordings can be found at his website and his previous label release was Watch Out! for Accurate Records.

Horizon Event is an accurate representation of what the FMRJE music is all about. The quintet sounds more like a large ensemble here filling space with powerful stroke throughout. Alto saxophonist Andy Voelker provides the out-spark throughout with engagingly spirited play.

For his part Warren keeps the motion continuously moving around. His drumming is the stuff riddilin was invented for. But lets not slow him down just yet.


Track Listing: Event 120401A; Event 120401B; Event 122202.

Personnel: Dennis Warren – Drums Timbales; Jose M. Arroyo – Congas, Percussion; Andy Voelker – Alto Saxophone; Albey Balgochian – Bass; Chris Florio – Guitar, Electronics.

Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Drimala Records | Style: Modern Jazz


Shop

More Articles

Read Backlog CD/LP/Track Review Backlog
by Mark F. Turner
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Over the Rainbow CD/LP/Track Review Over the Rainbow
by Paul Rauch
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Before The Silence CD/LP/Track Review Before The Silence
by John Sharpe
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Process And Reality CD/LP/Track Review Process And Reality
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1 CD/LP/Track Review Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 24, 2017
Read The Picasso Zone CD/LP/Track Review The Picasso Zone
by Franz A. Matzner
Published: February 23, 2017
Read "Live At Zaal 100" CD/LP/Track Review Live At Zaal 100
by John Sharpe
Published: June 24, 2016
Read "Swan Song" CD/LP/Track Review Swan Song
by Mark Sullivan
Published: December 17, 2016
Read "Old Locks And Irregular Verbs" CD/LP/Track Review Old Locks And Irregular Verbs
by Glenn Astarita
Published: April 7, 2016
Read "Under the Influence" CD/LP/Track Review Under the Influence
by Doug Collette
Published: July 2, 2016
Read "Arctic" CD/LP/Track Review Arctic
by James Nadal
Published: April 1, 2016
Read "Connection" CD/LP/Track Review Connection
by Glenn Astarita
Published: May 11, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!