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Junius Paul - Ism [2LP]
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Junius Paul


2LP / Nowy

A1. You Are Free To Choose
A2. Bowl Hit
A3. View From The Moon
A4. Baker's Dozen
A5. Ase
A6. The One Who Endures
B1. Spocky Chainsey Has Re-Emerged
C1. Georgia
C2. Twelve Eighteen West
C3. Collant Denier
C4. Paris
D1. Tune No 6
D2. Sprouts
D3. Fred Anderson & A Half
D4. Ma & Dad
D5. Two Minute Warning
D6. Outro
Opis produktu

Ism opens audaciously with the spiritual mic-check "You Are Free To Choose," a track that features bassist Junius Paul alongside Vincent Davis (drums), Justin Dillard (piano), and Corey Wilkes (horns). This is by no accident. In many ways, "You Are Free To Choose" captures the spirit of Junius Paul's artistic roots. Corey, Justin, and Vincent were among the multigenerational cadre of Chicago musicians present when Junius chose to follow his own path of creative discovery at the storied Velvet Lounge on the South Side of the city in 2002. Though he began learning his craft playing in church, Junius's creative voice really developed during jam sessions at clubs like The Velvet alongside members of the AACM. It was iron sharpening iron, the most natural form of knowledge transfer. He explained The Velvet's vibe in 2018: "It's like in Africa.... If you had this society of diviners or medicine people, or you know, sages... The Velvet stuff is not secret; but there are certain aspects of it... if you weren't there, you weren't there." The Velvet Lounge closed in 2010. But, of course, the spirit of the Velvet Lounge is not dead. "Tune No. 6," recorded live at the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Chicago, is a sweet interlude here to remind us that jazz is alive, bristling with what's yet to come.

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