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Jim Black

dr, perc, *1967 US
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. James Black

Jim Black (born 1967 in Seattle, Washington) is a jazz drummer who has performed with Tim Berne and Dave Douglas, among others. He attended Berklee College of Music.His own group, AlasNoAxis, includes Hilmar Jensson on electric guitar, Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet, and Skúli Sverrisson on electric bass. The music is in some ways closer to post-rock than jazz, concentrating on rhythmic shifts and ensemble texture rather than featured solos. Since 2000, the group has released several records on Winter & Winter.He currently[when?] lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
K on Endangered Blood by Various Artists
Visitors on Visitors by JP Schlegelmilch, Jonathan Goldberger & Jim Black
Symphony No. 5: Adagietto (after G. Mahler's Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor) on Introducing Uri Caine: Shortlist by Uri Caine & Wolfgang Kläsener
Railroaded on The Veil by Nels Cline, Tim Berne & Jim Black
Inkionos on Houseplant by AlasNoAxis & Jim Black
Chiseler on Visitors by JP Schlegelmilch, Jonathan Goldberger & Jim Black
One Great Day... on One Great Day by Ellery Eskelin, Andrea Parkins & Jim Black
Ether Sun on Visitors by JP Schlegelmilch, Jonathan Goldberger & Jim Black
Plunge on Endangered Blood by Various Artists
Corvus on Visitors by JP Schlegelmilch, Jonathan Goldberger & Jim Black

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
MalamuteJim Black2017Album
AntiheroesJim Black2013Album
Bell TimeBram Stadhouders / Sidsel Endresen / Jim Black2011Album
Non SequitursDavid Liebman, Ellery Eskelin, Tony Marino, Jim Black2011Album
HouseplantJim Black2009Album
GreenHank Roberts With Marc Ducret And Jim Black2008Album
RenewalDavid Liebman / Ellery Eskelin / Tony Marino / Jim Black2008Album
I Really Do Not See The SignalRob Price Quartet with Ellery Eskelin, Trevor Dunn, Jim Black2007Album
Dogs Of Great IndifferenceJim Black, Alasnoaxis2006Album
Different But The SameDavid Liebman, Ellery Eskelin, Tony Marino, Jim Black2005Album
HabyorJim Black, Alasnoaxis2004Album
SplayJim Black, Alasnoaxis2002Album
Seen From AboveDonny McCaslin w/ Ben Monder - Scott Colley - Jim Black2000Album
AlasnoaxisJim Black, Alasnoaxis2000Album
White & BlueNatsuki Tamura / Jim Black / Aaron Alexander1999Album
AzulCarlos Bica, Frank Möbus, Jim Black1996Album
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