Following on the heels of the Independent Music Award winning \'Where the Corners Meet\' The Jason Seed Elixir Ensemble brings you \'3\'. Consisting of members of the Chicago and Milwaukee symphonies coming together with jazz musicians and rock musicians the Elixir Ensemble is a unique phenomenon. The A&E editor of the Milwaukee Shepherd-Express says \'one listen to his music and any one label begins to sound tiny, incapable of encompassing the sonic space Seed inhabits...And on 3 goes, pulling in snatches of modern classical music and swatches from the Hot Club of Paris as it rolls from number to number.\' Some other press Quotes include: \'Watching virtuoso Jason Seed is such a treat. He has great facility in many different genres, and every show is a pleasant journey as he weaves a new unique musical tapestry every time he plays.\' -- (Isthmus, Madison WI) \'...their third album is called \'3\'. Like the previous two albums this band filled to overflowing with members of the Chicago Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony and Present Music and they are going to make sure that their music is driven home inside your skull for all eternity. Leader Jason Seed handles the vocals like a David Sylvian from Hell. Is it jazz? Rock? Vaudeville? Music Hall? The liner notes call this ongoing experiment rockedixieofunkinjazzpsyclassicadelicango. Having trouble saying that three times fast? Settle for f***ing great goodness loaded with strings and brass. HCTF album of the year. So far.\' -- Here Comes the Flood (Netherlands) \'\'Genre-bending\' is a term that gets thrown around by critics nearly as much as \'original,\' yet Jason Seed seems to have a firm grip on both with his latest album \'Delusion.\'...Seed, at times, is largely reminiscent of Frank Zappa with off the wall and obscurely humorous lyrics segueing into guitar Wizardry...Seed has digested his influences and assimilated tehm into his own style.\'-- Todd Lazarski Milwaukee Shepherd-Express \'The best music is often the hardest to categorize. Some tracks on Jason Seed\'s new CD with his Elixir Ensemble, Where the Corners Meet, come from the same corner of the jazz world as Henry Threadgill, whose edgy music harkens back in form to the ensemble playing of the earliest jazz bands rather than the dull, string-of-solos format favored by many contemporary players. Some of the music echoes New Orleans with it's confidently funky stride. Other tracks recall the tricky changes of progressive rock, a great lost King Crimson track here, an Eastern European violin power thrust there. The scope of Where the Corners Meet is wide, but the range of Seed\'s imagination is even broader.\' - Dave Luhrssen Milwaukee Shepherd Express. \'If you were to put Frank Zappa, Stephen Bishop, and John Coltrane on stage together with a string section, you might end up with something like the Jason Seed Elixir Ensemble. I almost hate to use the word unique, as it has been so overused (and misused), but this outfit is nonetheless one that brings that word to mind. In fact, I feel unqualified to comment on the music other than to say this is one of the more unusual recordings to cross our threshold. What we have here is sophisticated and polished, yet with an edge that is just raw enough to saw through your complacency and open your attention to a sound that is at the same time both new and comfortably familiar.\' nightflying - Little Rock \'Jazz-prog samba sing-song with vibes, sax, a hep drummer, a nice mid-song Jeff Beck-style guitar solo and Jason Seed\'s smooth vocals make this a welcome side-trip on our mix....one of many projects for Jason means he\'s a functioning professional musician who doesn\'t need all the hype crap.\' SXSW Vinylmine.
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