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Crossing Oceans of Time by J.D. and the Sons of RhythmImprovised Jazz-Funk Fusion

Themes of funky introspection, free-jazz-fusion and swing, inside and outside, are stated, stretched and experimented with on this J.D. and the Sons of Rhythm Double Album. Funky grooves with earth-tones of World-Beat erupt into free-jazz textures and rhythmic modulations as the musicians develop and explore this music.

The live sessions include J.D. Hopkins and sons Jayson and Rickie, and bass, guitars, keyboard, sax and trumpet. Bassists David Blaetz, Tony Stefanelli and Kenny Cornelius take turns, guitar regulars Mike Ohm and Sheldon Peterson are sometimes joined by newcomer Joe Frisina, and guitarist, keyboardist and guitar-synth player Frank Singer joins in for most of the tracks. J.D. and Sons add horns for the first time, with Phil Papotnik on sax and flute and Chad Garrison on trumpet. Singer and Papotnik overdub parts on three cuts above the drums and electronic percussion of the Hopkins family rhythm section.

The sound of J.D. AND THE SONS OF RHYTHM is organic. It is what music is before composers, arrangers, lyricists, critics, academics and others shape it to their will. This is the raw substance of music, born in and of the musicians who play it. It is what it is.

We hope you enjoy it. [ Check out the co-release of Beyond Attention ]

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The Players

J.D. Hopkins
Rickie Hopkins
Jayson Hopkins
Tony Stefanelli
Kenny Cornelius
David Blaetz
Mike Ohm
Sheldon Peterson
Joe Frisina
Phil Papotnik
Chad Garrison
Frank Singer


Disc One - audio clips

1. 6/8 Lullaby
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2. Eric Dolphy
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3. Heavy Metal
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4. Randy's Dream
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5. Blaetz Runner
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6. Straight Ahead
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7. 25th and Peach
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Disc Two - audio clips

8. Phil's Phunk
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9. Flight 54
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10. Russian Lullaby
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11. What's up?
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12. Headhunters
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13. Struttin' Again
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14. Post Modern World
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production.....J.D. Hopkins
cover art.....J.D. Hopkins
cover design.....Mark Saunders
engineering, mix, mastering.....Randy Hetherington
recorded at Midtown Recording
CD Duplication by First Art Records
     [CDR Primera Bravo Disc Publisher]
printing by Diane at PIPerie
2005 J.D. Records



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