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Jack Gold-Molina

Jack Gold-Molina is a photojournalist, drummer, and founder of the Sol Disk creative jazz and experimental music label.

About Me

As well as being a music photojournalist, I play drums, rock and creative jazz. I started out as a young kid gigging in the Seattle punk scene and playing psychedelic/experimental rock with the bands Quantum and The Opening around 1980. I did a lot of playing with musicians around the Seattle area as a teenager, including an after-hours jam session with the late Tom Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival and a benefit show for homeless kids. Quantum stayed together, and in the early 1990s changed our name to Power Source until we split up in 1995, marking a 15-year run as a band. Flame Tree featuring Nik Turner, an album of free-form psychedelic music that marries elements of psychedelic rock and creative jazz, has been released on Cleopatra Records. The band Flame Tree was put together at the suggestion of Nik Turner (Hawkwind, Inner City Unit), a project that began in 2009. It features Nik playing tenor saxophone and flute, experimental/progressive rock guitarist Dennis Rea, and bassist Paul "PK" Kemmish. Barney Bubbles inspired artist Nazar Ali Khan did the album art. The CD is available at fine record stores or at the Cleopatra Records website. I am also currently working with the space rock collective Spirits Burning, contributing drums and percussion on the albums Make Believe It Real and Starhawk. Both feature stellar work from members of the Gong and Hawkwind families including Daevid Allen and Bridget Wishart, among others. I am recording and performing with the Pacific Northwest psychedelic rock band Spectral Waves, a band that features the guitar work of Simon Henneman and Dennis Rea, and Cary Kindberg on bass and vocals. I have also worked closely with original Heart guitarist and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Roger Fisher, and we have two album releases with free-form jazz group The Acoustic Reign Project. ​Other releases include: One Hundred Years Of Abstraction - Chris Pugh/Jack Gold- Molina, Colored Houses - Jack Gold-Molina Trio, Daylight - Jack Gold Quartet Please visit for more information.

My Favorites

  1. Lost Valentine - 1, 2, 3
  2. Frank Wright - ESP Sessions
  3. John Coltrane - The "Complete" Classic Quartet Impulse Recordings
  4. Elvin Jones - Mosaic Box Set
  5. Hawkwind - Space Ritual
  6. Bedlam - Anthology
  7. Roscoe Mitchell - The Day and the Night
  8. Black Sabbath - Sabotage (British)
  9. The Beatles - Abbey Road
  10. Daniel Carter/Gregg Keplinger/Reuben Radding - Not Out For Anywhere
  11. Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
  12. The Art Ensemble of Chicago - Message To Our Folks
  13. Scorpions - Tokyo Tapes (Japanese)
  14. Charles Gayle - Daily Bread
  15. Miles Davis - Copenhagen 1969
  16. Led Zeppelin - Gonzaga 1968
  17. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
  18. Heart - Little Queen
  19. Arthur Jones - Scorpio
  20. Noah Howard - The Black Ark
  21. Electric Sun - Earthquake
  22. Krankshaft - Song Poems
  23. Inner City Unit - The Fury Of ICU