Jonathan Dimond | Journeys: People, Places

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Journeys: People, Places

by Jonathan Dimond

Original, contemporary jazz-world fusion, incorporating elements of Indian music. Highly rhythmic and harmonically rich.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Farewell
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2. 16 Minute Smog
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3. Blues Jog
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4. De-Ja-Vu in Nishi-Ogikubo
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5. The Intellectual
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6. Greg by Fluoro
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7. Urban White House
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8. Gerard Doustraat 8b
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This recording documents some of my compositions from the time of my departure from Australia in 2002, through 2004.
Within this 3 year period I was based in Los Angeles, USA, but also spent time in Tokyo, Japan, and Amsterdam, Holland where new compositions were inspired.
The process of composition for me has always been about discovery and invention, most often also with specific people and/or places in mind.
In this way, it is very similar to a journey - a kind of personal journey whereby problems arise and are overcome by solutions that are very often specific to that situation. The more experience a composer has in creating customized solutions, the more adept and able they are, in my opinion.
The element of surprise in the journey is also intrinsic to composition for me. A dramatic change in environment brings new people and places your way, and forces you to reexamine many aspects of your voice and your existence.
The process of recording allows a self-focused "magnifying glass" to zone-in further on yourself, your musical partners, and your composition.
Of course the subsequent benefit is that your journey has been documented - preserved for future self-reflection and also for the ultimate reward - sharing with audiences. The communication of ideas with audiences through a rich musical language is really the essence of my musical motivation.
This album project aims to bring me closer to sharing music and my journey with others. Enjoy.

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Greg Pagel

Dude, You've GOT to hear this!
I think anyone who likes jazz would dig this CD, but especially those who crave unique, well-crafted, adventurous stuff.

Highest level of musicianship and compostition. Can't give this enough stars.

The best part's got to be the organ pattern on "Greg by Fluoro." Now that's original.
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Glen

Beautiful, Soulful, Original
Jonathan Dimond's CD is a masterpiece. The musicianship is superb and the songs take you on a soulful journey. This is a gem.
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Joe LoPicolo

Great playing and sound.
This is a great CD for electric bass lovers and lovers of Jazz / Fusion music. Amazing recording quality and great playing throughout.
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Greg Pagel

to clarify...
sorry, I meant to put 5 stars before. wish i could put 6 to even it out.

sorry mr. diMond
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Jerry Leake


Journeys: People, Places. It is a fantastic project with Jonathan's usual skill in playing and composition. My wife loved the singer, although she could not first believe it was a man. She said "I'd love to sing like that."
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R. Jacobson

A twist on the hybridization of jazz and world music
This CD intelligently exapands the hybrid style jazz/world music using focusing compositions as a vehicle for top notch improvising.
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Varuna Gunasekera

An ecletic fusion of Indo ...Jazz...and Blues.
I think if you love Indian music, Jazz, and Blues this is the CD for you !!. Jonathan's mastery of the Bass and Tabla are superb. Definately a gem !!
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Peter Standaart

Love this Album!
Journeys: People, Places provides journeying material from which you won’t want to return. This music is grounded in the best of traditions, yet shines a light onto a most seductive and exciting new path. Listening to this CD will paste a smile of satisfaction on your face while simultaneously giving you a gut-wrenching urge for more. Hats off to Jonathan Dimond’s creative spirit!
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Stephen'Breeze'Smith

Compositions, musician selection; like a fine meal with perfected tea.
Jonathan has such a natural method of selecting the right instrument connected to the finest musician, allowing his compositions to dance in the listener's ears. His craft on bass and tabla is like a perfect spice in the hands of a chef. Very soulful novel of Journeys.
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