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Primate Gestures

by J.d. And The Sons Of Rhythm

Contemporary collective jazz improvisation
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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1. Prelude
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2. Song for Fred
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3. City Nights
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4. Trance
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5. The Spaceship Organic
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6. One World Funk
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7. The Mind of Frank
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8. The Stroll
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9. Silverback
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10. Being There
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11. One too many Trips
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12. Kricki (crocodile hunter)
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13. Walkin' to Africa
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14. Night Creatures
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15. Undulation
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16. Flights of Fancy
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17. Sleeph
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18. Serenghetti Shuffle
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19. Manu's Beat
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20. Whales
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21. Youngbloods
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22. Pimpin'
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
In some ways, PRIMATE GESTURES is the most beautiful music to come out of the collective improvisations of J.D. and the Sons. There are still the toe-tapping, good-time jams that characterize all of the group's efforts, but there is a different touch here, with a sense of calm that seems to reflect the times and lives of the musicians.

The opening track is the Sons' first experiment with overdubbing, having one other track on this CD using the same concept. Foreshadowing what was to come on the first side of IMAGINATION DOCTORS, this layered approach tends to be more encapsulated and smooth.

From there, the live playing takes over, with a free-flowing rhythm starting out the set. This album brings together many of the core musicians of the next six discs for the first time, and there is a sense of 'feeling each other out' that inevitably fades in future recordings as familiarity allows for quicker reflexes from the improvisors.

This does not prevent the music from having the same confidence and enjoyment that J.D. and the Sons of Rhythm are known for. Threads were followed and developed, and themes were stated, with the same delight as the later projects. The only non-rhythm section players on PRIMATE GESTURES are Singer and Ohm, who approach their soloing as always, with hunger and intensity. The open harmonic field surrounding this helps create the spaciousness of the sound, and enhances the subtle flavor of this music.

PRIMATE GESTURES began the cohesion of the current group, and in addition to showing where the group is coming from, has the added benefit of, on the whole, having the most impressionistic tone produced to date. Get a copy to relax with and enjoy today!

PRIMATE GESTURES, 22 tracks of music on 2 discs.

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disk 1

Prelude
Song for Fred
City Nights
Trance
The Spaceship Organic
One World Funk
The Mind of Frank
The Stroll
Silverback
Being There
One too many Trips
Kricki (crocodile hunter)

disk 2

Walkin' to Africa
Night Creatures
Undulation
Fights of Fancy
Sleeph
Serenghetti Shuffle
Manu's Beat
Whales
Youngbloods
Pimpin'

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the players

Frank Singer
Mike Ohm
David Blaetz
Tony Stefanelli
Mike Chin
Ralph Reitinger
Jayson Hopkins
Rickie Hopkins
Randy Hetherington
Keith Homerski
J.D. Hopkins
Jeremy Quezada

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credits

production.....J.D. Hopkins
engineering.....Keith Homerski
& Randy Hetherington
mix.....Keith Homerski
& Randy Hetherington
cover art.....Sue Buck
cover design.....Mark Saunders
recorded at Midtown Recording

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"...we remained with the format of live jamming with no preconceived notion as to what we were going to do. The only exceptions were the two songs that Frank Singer overdubbed over some drum beats. With Frank and Mike Ohm we knew creative things would happen. Add to this the incredible bass players and you have magic. We hope you enjoy."

J.D.

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JD AND THE SONS OF RHYTHM PAGES:

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JD AND THE SONS OF RHYTHM:

cdbaby.com/jdsons4 - LIVE AT FORWARD HALL
cdbaby.com/jdsons3 - IMAGINATION DOCTORS
cdbaby.com/jdsons2 - SMOKE SHADOWS
cdbaby.com/jdsons - QUANTUM EVENTS
cdbaby.com/jatsor - MUSIC FROM ANOTHER PLANET
cdbaby.com/jatsor2 - PRIMATE GESTURES
cdbaby.com/jatsor3 - FAMILY VALUES

THAT DOG IN EGYPT (J.D., Jayson, Rickie)

cdbaby.com/doge99 - THAT DOG IN EGYPT '99
cdbaby.com/doge97 - THAT DOG IN EGYPT '97

MAMBO (Rickie, Joel, Ralph)

cdbaby.com/mamboband - MAMBO

SKUDD (Jayson)

cdbaby.com/skudd - SKUDD

CAT'S A BEAR: (Frank, Tony)

cdbaby.com/catsabear - TITO IN WONDERLAND
cdbaby.com/catsabear2 - TITO: IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION
cdbaby.com/catsabear3 - EYE OF THE PYRAMID

ONE WORLD TRIBE: (Frank, Mike Chin)

cdbaby.com/oneworldtribe - THE WORLD TODAY
cdbaby.com/oneworldtribe2 - UNITY AND DIVERSITY

POTATO BATTERY: (Mike Ohm, Sheldon Peterson, David Blaetz)

cdbaby.com/potatobattery - POTATO BATTERY

FRANK SINGER

cdbaby.com/franksinger - OFF THE TOP: STANDARDS 1
cdbaby.com/franksinger2 - GENERATIONS STRING QUARTET

MIKE OHM

cdbaby.com/mikeohm1 - THINGS ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM
cdbaby.com/mikeohm2 - ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER

JOE POPP

cdbaby.com/weirdotheatre - I SPY THE HOOTZPAH (LIVE AT FORWARD HALL)

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www.jdhopkins.com
www.catsabear.com
www.franksinger.com
www.standards-1.com
www.oneworldtribe.com
www.firstartrecords.com
www.midtownrecording.com

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