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Jim Black

dr, perc, *1967 US, Daly City, California
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.

     
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Guitar
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Ghost Song #6 on Ghost Songs by Paul Jarret & 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
43 Rpm on Arcanum Moderne by Ellery Eskelin
Barnard's Star on Red Sphere by Briggan Krauss, Ikue Mori & Jim Black
Trees on Green by Jim Black, Marc Ducret & Hank Roberts
Ghost Song #1 on Ghost Songs by Paul Jarret & Jim Black
Ghost Song #4 on Ghost Songs by Paul Jarret & Jim Black
Maybe on My Choice by Jim Black
Vale on Things About by Various Artists
Ghost Song #8 on Ghost Songs by Paul Jarret & Jim Black

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
VisitorsJP Schlegelmilch, Jonathan Goldberger, Jim Black2018Album
TiòJim Black2018Album
More Than ThisCarlos Bica & Azul Feat. Frank Möbus And Jim Black2017Album
MalamuteJim Black2017Album
AntiheroesJim Black - Alasnoaxis2013Album
New Sound PlazaKris Defoort, Mark Turner, Nicolas Thys, Jim Black2012Album
Non SequitursDavid Liebman, Ellery Eskelin, Tony Marino, Jim Black2011Album
Bell TimeBram Stadhouders / Sidsel Endresen / Jim Black2011Album
HouseplantJim Black, Alasnoaxis2009Album
KaleidoscopicJulien Wilson, Stephen Magnusson, Barney McAll, Mark Helias, Jim Black2009Album
Big AirChris Batchelor, Steve Buckley, Myra Melford, Oren Marshall, Jim Black2008Album
RenewalDavid Liebman / Ellery Eskelin / Tony Marino / Jim Black2008Album
GreenHank Roberts With Marc Ducret And Jim Black2008Album
I Really Do Not See The SignalRob Price Quartet with Ellery Eskelin, Trevor Dunn, Jim Black2007Album
Dogs Of Great IndifferenceJim Black, Alasnoaxis2006Album
Live In DublinJulian Argüelles, Ronan Guilfoyle, Jim Black2006Album
Different But The SameDavid Liebman, Ellery Eskelin, Tony Marino, Jim Black2005Album
HabyorJim Black, Alasnoaxis2004Album
Little Maschines Jazzpar 2002 OctetThomas Agergaard, Géraldine Keller, Peter Fuglsang, Klaus Löhrer, Hank Roberts, Krister Jonsson, Miroslav Vitous, Jim Black2003Album
JamAssif Tsahar / Mat Maneri / Jim Black2003Album
Sound PlazaKris Defoort - Mark Turner - Nicolas Thys - Jim Black2002Album
SplayJim Black, Alasnoaxis2002Album
AlasnoaxisJim Black, Alasnoaxis2000Album
Seen From AboveDonny McCaslin w/ Ben Monder - Scott Colley - Jim Black2000Album
White & BlueNatsuki Tamura / Jim Black / Aaron Alexander1999Album
AzulCarlos Bica, Frank Möbus, Jim Black1996Album
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