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Born: October 25, 1967    Primary Instrument: Guitar, 8-string

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jack West’s band Curvature is an ensemble of virtuoso musicians engaged in the development of West’s ground breaking progressive acoustic jazz concept. While nothing explains it better than listening to their most recent CD, the music can be described as a collection of unusual and completely original rhythmic ideas infused with elements of acoustic blues, modern jazz improvisation, and funk�”all in the radical context of 8-string acoustic guitar, 14 string pedal steel/dobro, marimba lumina, and drums.

Jack West's “brilliant original compositions” (Contra Costa Times) are characterized by “tight arrangements, musical use of odd-time signatures and polyrhythms, and engaging, intricate melodies” (Electronic Musician). Harmonically speaking, the music is not too “out” �”Curvature engages the listener instead with music that is “immediately accessible, owing to West's beguiling melodic sensibility and his absorbing percussive attack” (SF Bay Guardian)....
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