'Powerful Stuff! 4 1/2 stars!' - (Downbeat) 'A fat slick sound with horns slicing through guitar grunge' - (Jazziz) 'Williams comes up with a sound that is sheer energy and unpretentious' - (The Chicago Sun Times) 'Williams' brilliant,razor-edged mosaics bristle with the audacious rawness of Zappa' - (Jazz Times) Kimotion, formerly known as The Paumalu Symphony was formed in 1975 while Kimo was a student at Berklee College of Music. Kimo wrote music that was so unique he had to form his own ensemble to express his compositional concepts for large ensemble. These concepts involved his own unique harmonic technique called Diagonal Harmony. Over the years Kimotion has featured many of the country's leading instrumentalist including: VINNIE COLAIUTA (former drummer with Sting and Frank Zappa TIM LANDERS (former bass player with Billy Cobham currently bassist and musical director with the John Tess Orchestra) RICHARD GIBBS (former musical director for Chaka Kahn and currently writing movie scores which includes Dr. DoLittle with Eddie Murphy) MIKE STERN (former guitarist with Miles Davis and Blood Sweat and Tears) VICTOR BAILEY (former bassist for Weather Report and Madonna) JAMIE GLASER (former guitarist for Jean Luc Ponty) ... and many more who have gone on to great success. Current members of Kimotion include some the top musicians in Chicago. The Kimotion ensemble includes four trumpets, four trombones, five saxes, two guitars, keyboards, percussion, bass, drums, two violins viola and cello. The music is high energy combining rock with jazz and all places in-between. Their new release TRACKING was produced by Kimo Williams and Gary Sinise and features Vinnie along with Mike Brecker, actor Gary Sinise, Jeff Richman, Victor Bailey and many many more. Kimotion is co-produced by Gary Sinise (the actor) who also plays bass on the CD. Kimotion will be touring Vietnam during 2002.
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