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Jim Black

Jim Black (born 1967 in Seattle, Washington) is a jazz drummer who has performed with Tim Berne and Dave Douglas, among others. He attended Berklee College of Music.

His own group, AlasNoAxis, includes Hilmar Jensson on electric guitar, Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet, and Skúli Sverrisson on electric bass. The music is in some ways closer to post-rock than jazz, concentrating on rhythmic shifts and ensemble texture rather than featured solos. Since 2000, the group has released several records on Winter & Winter.

The group Pachora, also including Black, Speed, and Sverrisson, and with Brad Shepik on tambura and electric saz, plays music that is similarly rhythmically diverse, but inspired by Balkan rhythms.

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Albums

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Antiheroes
Telarc
2013
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Houseplant
Houseplant
Winter & Winter
2009
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Dogs Of Great Indifference
Dogs Of Great...
Winter & Winter
2006
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Habyor
Habyor
Winter & Winter
2004
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Splay
Splay
Winter & Winter
2002
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