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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 ...

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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 ...


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