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Jim Ryan's Forward Energy FE3 Oakland

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Jim Ryan's Forward Energy
FE3 Oakland
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Jim Ryan plays alto/tenor sax and flute on this recording. He founded Forward Energy ten years ago playing with various bay area musicians using the free jazz improv style he learned during participation in Steve Lacy’s weekly open sessions in Paris during the early 1970’s. He has honed his style to a sharp precision.

"I'm always glad when I find musicians whose spirit is rooted in real, pure free jazz; Forward Energy - led by poet and sax/flute player Jim Ryan - is a fantastic collective..." - Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes

Jim Ryan - alto/tenor sax and flute
Stephen Flinn - drums
Scott R. Looney - piano

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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