AUDIO: KASE – “Alive”

KASE is an avant-garde jazz collective consisting of Jamie Breiwick, John Christensen, and knowsthetime; they’ve got a new record out today on B Side Recordings. In the most experimental of approaches to jazz the group plays with turntablism, rapping from CRASHprez, live beats, and free improvisation throughout these eclectic compositions. The final track extends this fusion over fourteen minutes. Classics meet the ahead-of-its-time as conventional jazz elements mesh seamlessly with modern electronica. Tony Barba and Scott Currier contribute instrumentation as well. Rife with spontaneity and elegance, this KASE record is a perfect foot to start on with the New Year.

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