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Paul Jones Quartet: The Process

Read "The Process" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


On the surface it can be viewed as somewhat ironic that an album dubbed The Process is actually saxophonist-composer Paul Jones' least process-driven recording. His debut, Short History (Blujazz Productions, 2014), and its brilliant follow up, Clean (Outside In Music, 2017), are, after all, far more focused on procedural formulations and architectural specificity than this quartet date. But to focus on that is to miss the point. Process doesn't need to equate to intellectual rigor. Sometimes, it can simply reference ...

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Album Review

Paul Jones: Clean

Read "Clean" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


When saxophonist Paul Jones delivered his literature-indebted debut--Short History (Blujazz Productions, 2014)--it marked him as an intellectually curious seeker, eager and willing to walk a different path. With Clean he goes even further afield, utilizing minimalistic ideals, mathematically-oriented compositional methodology, post-millenial hip hop influences, and jazz language to create a whole that's wholly different from anything out there. It's a giant leap forward in terms of artistry and concept. Jones spent the early part of 2016 at ...

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Paul Jones: Pucker Up Buttercup

Read "Pucker Up Buttercup" reviewed by Ed Kopp


R.L. Burnside’s Ass Pocket ‘o Whiskey was a college radio smash for Fat Possum Records, the Oxford, Miss., label that specializes in crude country blues. Paul Jones’ Pucker Up Buttercup seems directed at the same audience. Like most Fat Possum artists, Jones hails from the hills of northern Mississippi. His rugged guitar playing is heavily distorted on many of these tracks, and his singing is marked by a lot more attitude than on his widely praised debut Mule. The distortion ...


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