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Cosmic Love

by Doc Jones and the Medicine Men

Jazz Fusion. Lyrical instrumental melodic songs without words. Jazz ballets.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Vanishing Point
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2. Southam
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3. Start Over
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4. Cape Horn
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5. Spirits Of Eden
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6. Cosmic Love
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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This brief biographical article is meant to enlighten its readers about just who Doctor Jones is as well as address the what, when, where and why which are questions normally asked of artists such as himself. Indiana Jones he is affectionately called by his contemporaries, Doc by his patients and is lovingly known as Daddy by his children. This multi-faceted healer has deep roots tracing back to New Orleans and Jamaica. His mother, Joyce, was the first African American woman to be employed in the private secretaries pavilion at Johns Hopkins hospital in the early 50's. This was in an era where integration was the exception rather than the rule. The events that shaped her life were a major influence in young Ron's development. She, herself a deeply spiritually rooted woman possessed a then uncommon self-determined intellect which can be attributed to time spent in New Orleans at the house and home of her beloved Aunt Clara. The house doubled by day as a Lutheran schoolhouse serving children she took off the street. For this noble mission in life Aunt Clara was awarded the key to the city by its mayor and was known as Mother Clara to its citizens from then on. Miss Joyce being among her chosen charges enjoyed the benefits of an education unhampered by the ethnic trappings brought with the social climate of the day. Doctor Jones now looks back on this as being a contributing factor that shaped his character and ultimately his choices in life, one of which set him on the road to follow a dream to study medicine. To his surprise- At home one day he learned that he had been awarded the Vernon Lynch Scholarship to attend John's Hopkins University. Music was there from infancy - a part of his mother's church choir interests as well as fathers extraordinarily large appetite for music of every kind. Music was on the street corners in Baltimore, where he grew up,and ever present through out his University experience. The days of Motown and a special friendship with schoolmate Gil Scott Heron sparked Doctor Jones to examine the connections between music and his private passion for mathematics. Living in "pre" and "post" Martin Luther King days, influenced by Vietnam as well as dramatic social changes across America with respect to African-American issues inspired Doc to immerse himself in addressing the effects of various socio-cataclysmic developments facing all Americans of that era. Having research, statistical and historic information as well as the latest on political and social developments at hand he chose to take advantage of these academic opportunities in his spare time. This set the stage for yet another lifelong passion to emerge - at this time focusing on archaeological history tracing the African presence in Europe and elsewhere commonly unknown on the globe. The publication of his Encyclopaedia of notes on "Anacalypsis" - the 1836 work of an English scholar, Godfrey Higgins, led to his Harvard lecture on the subject and was followed by the formation of his not for profit organization, "People Against Racism". In 1994 his math - art project led to a Guggenheim fellowship nomination and this work was displayed at Audart Gallery, near Wall Street from then on. The summary on one of his articles on Integral Geometry and Mathematical Physics can be found on their web-site. In recent years more time was spent on the development of Music with respect to its influence on health, pain-management and the immune system as well as taking advantage of free hours found to dedicate to his passion for numbers. This desire to create an atmosphere where people can learn how to be free of racism, his love for math, music, medicine, archaeological history as well as art and an ever open scrutinizing eye for anything new and interesting is the most simple way to describe just who this 6'2 inch frame of a man donning a fedora might be.

Soon after being with Doc Jones one dazzling magnetic energy emanating from this man like surround-sound in his room. Every room ends up being "his room" eventually at least for a time! His love for humanity and everyone near him affords him to be generous and responsive to everyone the universe may bring who may be faced with challenges such as problems of health, heart, faith or fear related issues. There is usually one common end - People walk away feeling uplifted, cared about, inspired and maybe with music or a song in their heart. If music is not their thing, then books, history or playing with numbers in a new way may be their treat Should their faith be on a loose footing you can be sure that no Tarot reader can do what Doc Jones does with his inspirational magic that leaves one with newfound comfort. Isn't that what healing is about? "Healthy Music" is at the core of this and you can be certain of many more music projects to emerge from this truly Renaissance Man's soul.
Written by Regina Van Nostrand.
1997

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CPhillips - 2004

Very well done, really!
From the laid-back acoustic guitar intro on Start Over, to the polished sax, flute and keyboard improvisations over precision bass and drumkit throughout, DJMM end up painting an intriguing musical picture time after time, and song after song on their newly released Cosmic Love. Hints of Pharaoh Sanders dart melodically through the opener, Vanishing Point, while Spirits of Eden begins like a piano and flute recital at Julliard on a sunny afternoon in New York, then somehow ends up on the outskirts of Johannesburg just in time for cocktails at a township jazz session! DJMM have done some heavy-duty harmonic traveling, and it shows. But don’t take my word for it. Give Cosmic Love a relaxed and unhurried listen yourself. You will be impressed.
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A Limmin Nate Ray Sis M

It was a moving c d and touching to those like
I loved this c d it was touching and moving to those like myself who love good music. It is surely 5 stars up in my view
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Martin Supernova

Fabulously scintillating and thrillingly delightful. Utterly superlative music.
When you receive these soothing encouragements of the soul it is possible that your motivations may become purer and wiser. I believe this music might have the capacity to enlighten listeners who are open minded and turn them on to higher learning with an appetite for pursuing intelligently the finest standards of artistry known to critics of music. I think this music can broaden peoples minds to more encyclopaedic enthusiasm for cultural illumination.
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John

Lovin cosmically and then some
The CD provides great transitions when listening to it from start to finish. The music has a great soft energy to it that is great for cooking, drinking wine, chilling out, or heating things up. My girlfriend loved the smooth hops in the music, they don't overpower you but you do feel energy from them. Hopefully there is more to come
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Hannah Jones

This cd evokes happy emotions and nourishes one's spirituality
The first time that I heard this cd I noticed the instrumental patterns in each song. Some songs focused on the piano while others focused on the guitar, which I thought was creative. The songs are also different lengths and have various styles. For example, I feel as though the first song is short because it serves as an introdution for the rest of the songs which become more complex or involved. My favorite song is the fifth one on the album because of the harmonious motif that the piano repeats.The other songs have hints of jazz and layers of beautiful rhythms and sounds which create colorful images in one's mind. This music is very relaxing.
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