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Jim Black and Axis No Axis: Dogs of Great Indifference

Read "Dogs of Great Indifference" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Trying to describe the texture of music is a bit of a vulgar theology. But the imperfect metaphor of texture is nevertheless the only way to discuss Jim Black's most recent release with Axis No Axis, Dogs of Great Indifference. It is an electric soundscape one might think of hearing on Hearts of Space. The core ...

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Jim Black / AlasNoAxis: Dogs of Great Indifference

Read "Dogs of Great Indifference" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

In the midst of mounting musical intensity, the drummer was undaunted when his stick shattered. He continued to pound the beat amid angular guitar washes, soaring tenor sax squalls and percolating electric bass. This was not the latest hipster rock act. It was drummer Jim Black's AlasNoAxis powering through the climactic crescendo of “Tars and Vanish ...

Jim Black / AlasNoAxis: Dogs Of Great Indifference

Read "Dogs Of Great Indifference" reviewed by Chris May

Rock and jazz make fractious partners. The certainties and simplicities of the one don't always sit easily with the unpredictable trajectories and inventions of the other. Opposites can attract, but they can also repel. Miles Davis pulled the marriage off, at least with his early electric bands, and fellow trumpeter Ian Car contemporaneously created something satisfying ...

Jim Black: Dogs of Great Indifference

Read "Dogs of Great Indifference" reviewed by Troy Collins

The fourth Winter & Winter studio release by Jim Black's longstanding AlasNoAxis group is, like its predecessors, remarkably consistent in delivery. The progressions the group makes at times are so subtle from one album to the next that the different recordings can seem interchangeable. But AlasNoAxis soldiers on as part of a brave new tradition, blending ...