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Human Element: You Are In You

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Seeking to expand upon the stylistic legacy of Joe Zawinul...

Only a group of pretty heavily respected musicians could pull off a mission statement like that. Yet that's pretty much what keyboardist Scott Kinsey, bassist Matthew Garrison, drummer Gary Novak, and percussionist / vocalist Arto Tuncboyaciyan declared when they formed Human Element.

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Scott Kinsey: Near Life Experience

Read "Near Life Experience" reviewed by John Kelman

It's been a full decade since Scott Kinsey last released an album under his own name (the 2006 Abstract Logix debut, Kinesthetics) and, if anything, Near Life Experience manages to trump actually its predecessor in both ambition and Kinsey's significant cast of invited contributors. Near Life Experience also continues to hone the cinematic keyboardist's increasingly expansive, ...

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Various Artists: The New Universe Music Festival 2010

Read "Various Artists: The New Universe Music Festival 2010" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Various Artists

The New Universe Music Festival 2010

Abstract Logix

2011

Independent label Abstract Logix has come a long way since its tentative beginnings half a decade or so ago. Just when everybody thought--or hoped--that fusion was dead, Souvik Dutta's label has championed an exciting new wave of plugged-in virtuosity, and ...

The New Universe Music Festival 2010 - Abstract Logix Live!

Read "The New Universe Music Festival 2010 - Abstract Logix Live!" reviewed by John Kelman

For those who like their jazz hard, loud, filled with killer chops and intricate writing, the 2010 New Universe Music Festival was like manna from heaven. Amidst seven groups including two fusion deities, guitarist John McLaughlin and drummer Lenny White, it was an exhilarating experience for the few hundred people in attendance--some coming from hundreds of ...

Human Element: Human Element

Read "Human Element" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The supergroup sobriquet that label Abstract Logix has placed on Human Element is quite a billing to live up to, but keyboardist Scott Kinsey, bassist Matt Garrison, percussionist/vocalist Arto Tunçboyaciyan and drummer Gary Novak pool their individual talents and rise spectacularly to the challenge. Years of collective experience in the bands of keyboardists Joe Zawinul, Herbie ...

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Human Element: Human Element

Read "Human Element" reviewed by John Kelman

Things may not always work out the way they're planned, but that doesn't mean that can't actually work out better. When keyboardist Scott Kinsey began work on the overdue follow-up to his well-received (and equally overdue) debut as a leader, Kinesthetics (Abstract Logix, 2006), the plan was to focus on a small, consistent line-up, as opposed ...