EAST AXIS feat. Matthew Shipp, Scott Robinson, Kevin Ray & Newman Taylor Baker
East Axis is the cumulative life experience of its members. East Axis is four men, of different styles and backgrounds, coming together to spontaneously make music that sounds like each of them, all of them, and none of them. The music is like a dream of many scenes, but one observed with precision and the deepest type of understanding. The sound of it is a running commentary on the intersection of experience and that dream; a map of places that these musicians are still trying to explore.
Gerald Cleaver named the band, saying "East Axis describes these players in this particular place and time. There’s a thing that comes to mind about the name East Axis. I'm grateful for the chance to more fully realize my potential in New York. That was my dream, and the dream came true. Having now moved as far west in the continental US as is possible, I'm reminded of the need to stay charged with the energy of the place."
MATTHEW SHIPP piano
SCOTT ROBINSON reeds
KEVIN RAY bass
NEWMAN TAYLOR BAKER drums
Photo credit: Anna Yatskevich
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