Jim Ryan's Forward Energy
|Listen to: Jumpin' In from FE Oakland
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"...ethereal spaces as well as the absence of a dedicated bass instruments turn the music into a spacey and unpredictable experimental excursion without any surplus weight."
-Tobias Fischer, Tokafi
"...militant spirit strong anchored in the tradition of free jazz as drawn by the Ayler masters and Coltrane..."
-Edoardo Chagas, Jazz e Arredores
"This trio burns its way through funky and free jazz jams, in a hot and sweaty release that makes you want to see them live right now."
- Mike Wood, Music Emissions
"Ryan produces the goods during outasight improvisations that move on the borders of recognizability, harmonically evolved in a short-distance biochemical combination that causes reciprocal listening and involuntary communication to produce that extroverted entanglement of anti-singalong lines and uncomparable suspended transitions that characterizes only the players at the very hilltop of unadulterated music."
-Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes
"Imagine it being the soundtrack to the ever-bustling basement Acme mailroom, with those cool pneumatic tubes and whatnot...a fascinating Nancarrow-ian effect."
-Cujo KFJC 89.7 FM