Positive Knowledge / First Ones
Album: First Ones   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Positive Knowledge   Added:Oct 2005
Label:Charles Lester Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-10-23 Pull Date: 2005-12-25 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 25 Dec 4 Nov 27 Nov 13 Nov 6
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 09, 2022: Music Casserole
Mystic Dialogues
4. Dec 02, 2005: Memory Select
Expression For Peace
2. Jan 01, 2006: Found Bandaids
Expression For Peace
5. Nov 25, 2005: Memory Select
First Ones
3. Dec 23, 2005: Memory Select
Crisis To Victory
6. Nov 25, 2005: No Cover, No Minimum
First Ones

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-10-23
Free-jazz trio, a longtime local outfit, adding a second saxophone to complement Oluyemi Thomas' ecstatic bleatings on sax and bass clarinet. Good energetic stuff with a fast, quivering sound and definite ties to the late-Coltrane tradition -- they play almost like it's a spiritual experience. Ijeoma Thomas adds poetic recital and/or wordless vocal on most tracks (exceptions being 4,7,8,10). See also Ike Levin's CDs with Joel Futterman.

1- Relatively quiet, with a casual energy
2- Skittery and fast. Quiet middle includes a spare drum solo.
3- Gentle thumb piano.
4- Woodwind duet, relatively calm
5- Fast, with two saxes jabbing at each other. Calms down for the last few minutes.
6- Pitter-patter drum solo
7- Solo sax, soulful
8- Quiet start with wooden flute; builds into scribbly free jazz
9- Very quiet, with very warbly sax
10- Mid/high level of energy

Track Listing
1. Unexplainable Reality/Events At The Edge   6. In The Center Of Boom
2. Message Of The Stones   7. Expression For Peace
3. First Ones   8. Crisis To Victory
4. Mystic Dialogues   9. Sea Of Joy
5. Sumotuwe   10. Prayerful Devotion