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Jim Black

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Jim Black has been playing drums for twenty-eight years. Born in 1967, he grew up in Seattle, WA, playing music ranging from garage rock to big band swing. In 1985 he went to Boston, MA to attend the Berklee College of Music. During this time he recorded numerous albums, performed in Europe and taught summer classes at Berklee. In 1991 he moved to Brooklyn, NY, and has since become one of the most in demand drummers in the jazz/new music scene today.

In addition to co-leading and composing for the groups Pachora and Human feel, Jim records and tours extensively with diverse individuals and groups including Ellery Eskelin; Chris Speed’s yeah NO; Tim Berne’s bloodcount; Dave Douglas’ Tiny Bell Trio; Uri Caine’s Mahler, Bach, and Berio Projects; and Laurie Anderson.

Jim is currently recording and performing with his quartet AlasNoAxis, and his latest CD, “Habyor”, is available on Winter & Winter Recordings. He also regularly performs with the collective Balkan-music-inspired quartet, PAcHORA, featuring Skuli Sverrisson, Brad Shepik, and Chris Speed.

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  • tlroche

    @ColonelSlog: "i believe there is some confusion here..." agreed! @last.fm: please check how your "Jim Black" music is sorted! There is Jim Black the jazz drummer (who I like) and Jim Black the Christian-rock singer-songwriter (who I don't). Unfortunately, you're including tracks from the album "'til then..." by the Christian-rock singer-songwriter (see your Top Albums listing above on this page) in jazz playlists, which is rather annoying.

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • antFz

    загадочно-великолепен!!!

    23 May 2012 Reply
  • incubatetilburg

    He will play at the Incubate 2010 festival in Tilburg, together with Bram Stadhouders and Sidsel Endresen!

    22 Jul 2010 Reply
  • piros

    morning session was wonderful in moers, thank you, Jim!

    29 May 2010 Reply
  • ColonelSlog

    i believe there is some confusion here...

    27 Dec 2009 Reply
  • sp0q

    Saw him today playing with Ellery Eskelin. Sweet Jesus, he was incredible :O

    25 Nov 2007 Reply
  • DigiDan

    AlasNoAxis is just so incredible. It's probably about time I check out some of his other albums, though.

    6 Nov 2007 Reply