Forget that JM press release, if you want to hear some real underground
jazz, check out  Djallo Djakate playing drums alongside Rafael Statin (aka
Leafar). This is the cutting edge of cosmic techno-jazz experimentation...
Caught the recent show under the name "Inner Ear" at Trinosophes in Eastern
Market, and it was fantastic. Be on the lookout for Inner Ear in the

PS Rafael is the saxophonist for a recent Jeff Mills project:

It's cool that Jeff recognizes the talent of someone like Rafael and is
using him. But people should be aware that there are other amazing jazz
musicians like Djallo Djakate that few people have heard of, and these are
the people who have been participating in local scenes for years and are
quietly pushing boundaries and continuing to evolve the music behind
the scenes.


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