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Go-GO Fightmaster

by Go-GO Fightmaster

"Heavy-Metal-Country-Jazz" that embraces both the avant-garde & the straight-ahead. Drawing on all forms of world, popular and folk music to create their refreshingly unique sound. Led by San Francisco Bay Area composer/saxophonist Aaron Bennett.
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3. Go-Go Fightmaster
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Jazz that embraces both the avant-garde and the straight-ahead. Drawing on all forms of world, popular and folk music to create their refreshingly unique sound, which engineer/producer Myles Boisen has dubbed "Heavy-Metal Country Jazz". Featuring Aaron Bennett - sax; John Finkbeiner - guitar; Adam Lane - bass; Vijay Anderson - drums.

Saxophonist and composer Aaron Bennett has been performing music professionally as an active part of the jazz and improvised music communities for over 15 years. Born in Long Beach California, he was introduced to jazz and the Avant-garde at a young age by his mother who was both an abstract painter and avid jazz fan. He has studied music at Cal State Long Beach, where he received a B.A. in music performance and at California Institute of the Arts where he studied composition with Wadada Leo Smith and received an M.F.A. in music. Besides Western Classical Music and Jazz, he has studied the music of West Africa, Indonesia (Balinese and Javanese Gamelan), South and North India, and Traditional Japanese Gagaku music. He has performed throughout the United States and abroad including performances with Wadada Leo Smith, Peter Kowald, John Butcher, Marco Eneidi, Henry Kaiser, Francis Wong, Oluyemi Thomas, Donald Robinson, Gianni Gebbia. He currently resides in Oakland, California, where he is an active part of the improvised music scene. for more info: http://aarondavidbennett.com

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Sam Prestianni, SFWeekly

jazz-schooled punks tour de force of in-your-face eclecticism
A growing movement in the jazz underground is best summed up by the band name Full Throttle Orchestra, bassist Adam Lane"s spot-on moniker for his feverishly creative sextet, which combines confrontational punk rock attitude and sophisticated jazz artistry with an anything-goes approach toward composition. Full Throttle saxophonist adopts this same ethos for his latest project, , a high-octane quartet featuring two-thirds of FTO, including Lane, guitarist John Finkbeiner, and drummer Vijay Anderson. The group"s soon-to-be-released eponymous debut is a tour de force of in-your-face eclecticism that"ll compel listeners either to whoop it up along with the musicians or flee from the concert hall with fists in their earholes.

Go-Go Fightmaster refuses to kowtow to a palatable middle ground, which is a sure sign of Bennett and his younger-generation cohorts" genius or dementia (or maybe a little of both). The album presents bold original tunes like "Buffy Is Dead" (a raucous homage to television"s beloved vampire slayer), "Newts in Space" (a speedy/spacey extrapolation that feels like the deconstruction of a klezmer motif), and the title track (a strangely riveting, multilayered cacophony that"s heir to Ornette Coleman"s propulsive melodicism), as well as a couple of odd covers: Sun Ra"s "The Perfect Man" (done up with deep funk stylin") and "House Carpenter" (an allegedly traditional country song that sounds neither traditional nor country). Bennett and Go-Go Fightmaster do manage to temper their wild side for brief spells with the eminently groovy swing track "Mistrophy" and "Dream Song," the disc"s lone and quite convincing ballad, which shows that jazz-schooled punks have big hearts, too.
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SF Bay Guardian noise

heavy metal country jazz..accomplished and challenging!
Producer Myles Boisen describes Go-Go Fightmaster's music as "heavy metal country jazz," and as I scan the band's helpful list of influences – Sun Ra, Lee Konitz, Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Black Sabbath – it occurs to me he just may have a second career in marketing. In any case, there's a reason the group's self-titled Pax CD is on the top-10 playlist at KUSF: they're accomplished and challenging...
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