Jim Black

Jim Black is an American jazz drummer who has performed with Tim Berne and Dave Douglas. He attended Berklee College of Music.

Jim Black
Black performing in 2007
Black performing in 2007
Background information
BornSeattle, Washington
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsDrums
LabelsWinter & Winter
Websitejimblack.com
Jim Black performing in Aarhus, Denmark
Jim Black in Denmark 2018

CareerEdit

His band AlasNoAxis includes Hilmar Jensson on electric guitar, Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet, and Skúli Sverrisson on bass guitar. 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 Winter & Winter has released several of the band's albums.

Pachora includes Black, Speed, Sverrisson, and Brad Shepik on tambura and electric saz. This band plays music that is rhythmically diverse and inspired by Balkan rhythms.

Black participated as drummer 12 in the Boredoms 77 Boadrum performance on July 7, 2007 at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, New York.

He is also one-third of the group BBC (Berne/Black/Cline) with alto saxophonist Berne and Nels Cline of Wilco. The group released the album The Veil in 2011.[1]

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • AlasNoAxis (Winter & Winter, 2000)
  • Splay (Winter & Winter, 2002)
  • Habyor (Winter & Winter, 2004)
  • Dogs of Great Indifference (Winter & Winter, 2006)
  • Houseplant (Winter & Winter, 2009)
  • Somatic (Winter & Winter, 2011)
  • The Veil with BB&C (Cryptogramophone, 2011)
  • Antiheroes (Winter & Winter, 2013)
  • Actuality (Winter & Winter, 2014)
  • The Constant (Intakt, 2016)
  • Reckon (Intakt, 2020)

As sidemanEdit

With Tim Berne

With Carlos Bica

  • Azul (EmArcy, 1996)
  • Twist (Enja, 1998)
  • Look What They've Done to My Song (Enja, 2003)
  • Believer (Enja, 2006)
  • Things About (Clean Feed, 2011)
  • Azul in Ljubljana (Clean Feed, 2018)

With Uri Caine

With Dave Douglas

With Ellery Eskelin

  • Jazz Trash (Songlines, 1995)
  • One Great Day... (hatOLOGY, 1997)
  • Kulak, 29 & 30 (hatOLOGY, 1998)
  • Five Other Pieces (+2) (hatOLOGY, 1999)
  • Ramifications (hatOLOGY, 2000)
  • The Secret Museum (hatOLOGY, 2000)
  • 12 (+1) Imaginary Views (hatOLOGY, 2002)
  • Arcanum Moderne (hatOLOGY, 2003)
  • Ten (hatOLOGY, 2004)
  • Quiet Music (Prime Source, 2006)
  • One Great Night...Live (hatOLOGY, 2009)

With Endangered Blood

  • Endangered Blood (Skirl, 2011)
  • Work Your Magic (Skirl, 2013)
  • Don't Freak Out (Skirl, 2018)

With Peter Evans

  • Ghosts (More Is More, 2011)
  • Destination: Void (More Is More, 2014)
  • Genesis (More Is More, 2016)

With Human Feel

  • Human Feel (Human Use 1989)
  • Scatter (GM, 1991)
  • Welcome to Malpesta (New World 1994)
  • Speak to It (Songlines, 1996)
  • Galore (Skirl, 2007)
  • Gold (Intakt, 2019)

With Satoko Fujii

  • Looking Out of the Window (Ninety-One, 1997)
  • Kitsune-bi (Tzadik, 1999)
  • Toward to West (Enja, 2000)
  • Junction (EWE, 2001)
  • Bell the Cat! (Tokuma, 2002)
  • Illusion Suite (Libra, 2004)
  • Live in Japan 2004 (Natsat Music/PJL 2005)
  • When We Were There (PJL 2006)
  • Trace a River (Libra 2008)

With Hilmar Jensson

  • Dofinn (Jazzis, 1995)
  • Tyft (Songlines, 2002)
  • Ditty Blei (Songlines, 2004)

With David Liebman

  • Different but the Same (hatOLOGY, 2005)
  • Renewal (hatOLOGY, 2008)
  • Non Sequiturs (Hatology, 2011)

With Ben Monder

  • Flux (Songlines, 1996)
  • Dust (Arabesque, 1997)
  • Excavation (Arabesque, 2000)

With Chris Speed

  • Yeah No (Songlines, 1997)
  • Deviantics (Songlines, 1999)
  • Emit (Songlines, 2000)

With others

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fordham, John (July 28, 2011). "Berne/Black/Cline/BB & C: The Veil – review". the Guardian.

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