Tuesday, March 24, 2015

BAAST "Dimensions" Ubiquity Records 2014 Heru Avenger presents Kosmiche Jazz Madness!

    Alright here we have the new record from my man Heru Avenger (John Basil) and friends.  Holy shit this thing is a beast as implied, haha.  Side A consists of 3 songs full of funky free jazz and Kosmiche exploration.  First off we are offered "Terra" kicking off with heavy beats, african percussions, and vocal slurps and burps.  Throughout we have brass and keys soloing and feeling the vibes from the inspirational bass licks of Mr. Basil.  "Ascend"  kicks off with some nice jazz funk jamming propelled by drummer, Erik Jiru.  The phased out trumpets are just god damned amazing as well as sax wailing its way to Saturn.  "Suspension" gives us that stoned out loungy free jazz feel for the first 3 minutes but then disperses into outer space delays and vocal scats, unbelievable.  In true free jazz fashion the entire side B is covered by the title track, "Dimension" which is a bit of all the above and above all just a highly talented band exploring each other in funky jazzy bliss.  The lineup for this amazing record includes, R.Scott on Keyboards, John Basil on Bass, Erik Jiru on Drums,Dave Williams on Trumpet, Palo on Sax, Chris Moore,Chris Lovejoy and Brendan Dunn on Percussion and Kristina Benson on Voices.
  Mr. Basil has been killing it not only in music but also is a veteren (30 plus years) record collector of library, soundtrack, jazz, funk, psych, you name it and trust me he has one of the most insane collections I have ever seen in person.  He's a bit of a local legend around these parts and also kindly lends DJ skills to Rendezvous where our paths crossed.  He has plenty of other recordings which will get a deserved proper vinyl reissue soon, where he experiments with electro pop and jazz as well as an unreleased funk record from 1991 by the band SOL.  It would be quite difficult to meet another dude as unique as John and it is quite obvious he puts his heart and soul into his music so please feel free to buy and support Baast music.  You can buy the vinyl record from Ubiquity HERE or buy MP3 for 7.99  HERE  You won't be sorry!
   Also check these insane live youtube clips straight out of Long Beach yo!

And check out some grails I was salivating on when I took a stony journey to Basil land a while back,next stop the Marcellus Wallace Temple of Percussions, haha.  

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