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Tom Weeks

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Tom Weeks is a composer, improviser, and saxophonist from Oakland, CA. He has received a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and a Master's degree in Composition from Mills College, Oakland, CA. He has studied with Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Pauline Oliveros, Chris Brown, W.A. Mathieu, Steve Adams, Richard Evans, and Phil Wilson, among others. His music is influenced by various African-American musical traditions, the historical avant-garde, and the heavy metal and hardcore traditions; utilizing improvisation, extended techniques, and traditional and experimental notational practices

Album

Hardcore

Label: Ugly Rug Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: Daphne's Dream City; Valley of the Smokes; What Is Music For? (part one); Fantasy on Eine; The Man in the Godzilla Suit; Lucky Duck; Cozy 'n Tooty; Skeeter Goes Legit; Fantasy on Cozy; Plus or Minus Eleven; What is Music For? (part two); What is Music For? (part three); Art & Commerce preview; Art & Commerce; Godzilla Redux.

Album

Hardcore

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Released: 2001

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Industrial Jazz Quartet: Hardcore

Read "Hardcore" reviewed by James Nichols


The Industrial Jazz Group has many things going for it. They have gutsy soloists that can intimate both Coleman Hawkins and Eric Dolphy in the same solo. Also, the band includes a very promising tunesmith in pianist Andrew Durkin. They demonstrate marvelous versatility as well, making references to Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Cannonball Adderley, and many ...

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Article: Album Review

the Industrial Jazz Group: Hardcore

Read "Hardcore" reviewed by James Nichols


The Industrial Jazz Group has many things going for it. They have gutsy soloists that can intimate both Coleman Hawkins and Eric Dolphy in the same solo. Also, the band includes a very promising tunesmith in pianist Andrew Durkin. They demonstrate marvelous versatility as well, making references to Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Cannonball Adderley, and many ...

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Article: Album Review

The Industrial Jazz Group: Hardcore

Read "Hardcore" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Perhaps this disc aims for high irony or some kind of inside joke, but the group is anything but “industrial" and their music defies any definition of “hard core." One might perhaps expect machine-like coordination or loud thrusting noise, but this quintet led by Andrew Durkin sticks to the open space of improvisation around (often) arranged ...


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