Confused, driven, and curious, the JazzFakers come alive from eons of pulsing sound waves. the JazzFakers quartet emerged from the chaotic New York music scene in 2008. The idea originated from saxophonist/keyboardist David Tamura who runs the New York City Experimental Music Meet-Ups, (former projects of David’s are Charles K.Noyes, Von LMO). During this time, David teamed up with drummer Steve Orbach, and multi-instrumentalist Robert L. Pepper of avant garde experimentalists PAS, later to add bassist Raphael Zwyer to complete the project. (In 2013, Matt Luczak has taken the role of drums/percussion).
the JazzFakers incorporate various forms of music including jazz, avant garde, noise, improv, and minimalism, along with a few mainstream hooks, to develop a new cutting edge sound which can only be described as ‘beautifully’ schizophrenic and original.
Over the past few years the JazzFakers have coordinated various events in the New York area including the New York City “Experi-MENTAL Festival” and have played numerous gigs trying to network and develop a community of ‘like minded’ individuals to resurrect the New York City music scene. the JazzFakers sound matured and in 2010 they released their first self-titled album (at that time still with their former bassist Isaac Taylor) recorded and mixed by Martin Bisi, legendary producer of artists such as John Zorn, Bill Laswell, and Jim Thirlwell.
"...there is a very listenable quality to Here Is Now that underscores master musicianship for what it is: when to contract, when to release, when to obscure and when to give clarity and focus. In that sense it’s a fun, punk, and rich collection by some obvious masters of the craft and sure to please any real fans of the genre!"
(The Big Takeover, 2013)
"...It’s a joyous uninhibited cauldron of skronks, squawks and squeals - “Experimental Jazz” according to the label on the tin, and there’s avant garde, improv and good old noise in there too.."
(Mudkiss Fanzine, 2013)
"... very free form and not for the faint of heart. On the one hand you have sounds that are cool and you never thought could be created on the other hand you hear sounds that should never have been created. Listening to Jazzfakers is like being in a David Lynch dream sequence and/or a scene from a Lynch film where someone is totally freaking out and/or having a nervous breakdown..."
"...We are in a world of stylistic collage, controlled skidding, and heterogenous assemblages reminiscent of Philippe Petit’s soundworld (Pepper and Tamura appear on Petit’s recent releases). Better than the previous album – more accomplished, more distictive too. The first one was hit and miss. This one’s a keeper..."
(Monsieur Delire, 2013)
released March 25, 2013
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