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Can I just say that the band Digital Primitives kicks an almost ridiculous amount of ass? (Jason Crane )
"Digital Primitives is a hard-funkin' blues trio that grinds on free jazz. really unlike anything I've heard in jazz right now. Digital Primitives revealed improvisation as a soulful journey. If I have to holler, dance and writhe, I will follow Digital Primitives wherever they go." (NPR - Lars Gotrich)
"... twisted distillations of rhythmic/melodic essences " (jazz institute - Dan Melnick)
"If you're looking for music that separates itself from usual run-of-the-mill jazz recordings, you're not likely to hear anything quite like this.” (all about jazz – Jeff Stockton)
“Scrappy New York improvising trio the Digital Primitives bring a rigorous and thoroughly modern approach to primeval blues-based grooves, and on their second album, Hum Crackle & Pop (Hopscotch), their focus is sharper than ever.” (Chicago reader – Peter margasak)
After several listenings, one can tell that Digital Primitives are really storytellers and their collective stories have depth and feeling. (Richard Karmin – Hartford Curant)
Defying boundaries: The experimental trio Digital Primitives makes music in the cracks, bringing together outward-bound improvisations and epigrammatic compositions with funky grooves and atmospheric mystery that carry the heavy air of ritual. The difficulty in defining the music is among its most compelling strengths. - (Detroit press - BY MARK STRYKER)
COOPER - MOORE - Diddley-Bow , Mouth Bow, voice
An instrument builder and inventor. Born in the 40's in then Apartheid South of the US he musical exploration are rooted in the blues and old African American traditions from were he takes his inspiration for his musical instruments. Known for his Piano playing along side David S. Ware and William Parker, Cooper-Moore with his unique instruments brings to Digital Primitives a whole other side of his musical universe.
ASSIF TSAHAR - Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet, M'bira
Born in Israel Assif honed his skills in New York during the 1990's. Playing with William Parker, Rasheid Ali Peter Kowald and many others. Today he is one of the most creative saxophone players on the scene, known for his fairy style of playing and use of extended technics.This project came out of his repeated Journeys to Africa and the wonderful musicians he met there while volunteering support to traditional music festival in the continent.
CHAD TAYLOR - Percussion, Balafon, M'bira
His unique playing style is engrained in groove and ability to open up and plain free time. This combination makes him one of the most in demand drummers in New York these days, playing with Mark Ribot, Tony Malaby the Chicago Underground and many others.