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Velocity is a quartet based out of Tacoma, Washington that siphons off of a variety of musical styles including jazz, funk and fusion. The music combines hard-hitting grooves and hook melodies with open improvisation. The energetic original compositions are largely written by keyboardist Peter Adams, and arranged by Peter Adams and Brian Smith. Common time is uncommon with Velocity. Melodies are twisted and warped around each other. Solos are aggressive, yet bind the compositions to a set of defined rules and formulas. The sounds that you expect are not the sounds you get. And that’s just the way we like it. Peter Adams / Keyboard Cliff Colón / Saxophone Brian Smith / Drums Rob Hutchinson / Bass

Magnetar

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Magnetar; Strange Matter; EmDrive (feat. Jacques Willis); Meridians; Mercury in Retrograde; Universal Function (feat. Joe Doria); Supernova; Lake 22;

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Magnetar

Featuring the music of Velocity
Duration: 6:53

Magnetar is the funky single off of the new album of the same name from jazz fusion group Velocity. It features Peter Adams on keyboard, Cliff Colón on saxophone, Brian Smith on drums, and Rob Hutchinson on bass.
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Magnetar

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Duration: 6:53

Displacement Over Time

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Mosaic; Velocity; Clarity and Precision; Ecliptic; Luna; Acceleration and Expansion; Generator; Reflections; Penrose.

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Velocity: Displacement Over Time

Read "Displacement Over Time" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The band Velocity, with its recording, Displacement Over Time, explores the laws of physics with its music. If that sounds off-puttingly cerebral, not to worry. The Tacoma, Washington-based quartet's sounds travels crisp, tightly-woven modern jazz terrain not unlike that of pianist Chick Corea's Elektric Band: groove-centric drums and bass, a hot saxophone not quite out front ...


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