Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

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Russ Davis with the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

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First things first. There is no person named Jacob Fred and the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey was actually formed by keyboardist Brian Haas and electric bassist Reed Mathis, who doubles on guitar. Haas and Mathis were both classically trained but more interested in playing their own quirky version of modern jazz. They came together in Tulsa, Oklahoma in Feb. 1994, forming a group whose influences include everyone from John Coltrane and Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix and Sun Ra. Mixing together modern jazz with rock and funk, the JFJO originally had a two- or three-piece horn section and a guitarist. By 2000 they were a trio, which for a little while was known as the Jacob Fred Trio before that became their permanent lineup. Sean Layton, Matthew Edwards, Richard Haas and Jason Smart all played drums for the group at various times, with its current drummer being Joshua Raymer, joining Haas and Mathis. The group has opened for Al Di Meola and Sound Tribe Sector 9 and its music ranges from avant-garde explorations to groove music, with Mathis’ bass guitar being used as a lead instrument. The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey has recorded for a variety of labels starting in 1995 with Live at the Lincoln Continental. Welcome Home was put out in 1999 by the Accurate label and caused a stir. After a Knitting Factory release in 2002 (All Is One: Live in New York City), the group really gained attention with its three releases for Hyena, starting with 2004’s Walking With Giants, and the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey has long been a popular group on the festival and club circuit.

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Articles on Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

01/08/15    Albums    By Steve Greenlee

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08/16/14    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey to Release 26th album

09/20/11    On the Scene with MOJA    By Russ Davis

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey & the Race Riot Suite: Unique Inspiration

08/15/11    Features    By Geoffrey Himes

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey’s Riotous Ambition

07/08/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey’s ‘Race Riot Suite’ Due Aug. 30

07/05/11    On the Scene with MOJA    By Russ Davis

Day Six in Montreal: Don Byron, JFJO and Jaga Jazzist

08/25/08    Concerts    By Jeff Tamarkin

Keep a Light in the Window: An Homage to Joel Dorn

June 2008    Albums    By A.D. Amorosi

Lil Tae Rides Again
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July/August 2006    Features    By Geoffrey Himes

Nonstandards Fare: Jazz and Pop

January/February 2006    Albums    By Mike Shanley

The Sameness of Difference
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January/February 2006    Albums    By Mike Shanley

The Sameness of Difference
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January/February 2005    Eighty-Eights    By Andrew Lindemann Malone

Walking With Giants
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January/February 2005    Eighty-Eights    By Andrew Lindemann Malone

Walking With Giants
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November 2004    Hearsay    By Bill Milkowski

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October 2004    Fused    By Dave Segal

Slow Breath Silent Mind
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October 2004    Fused    By Dave Segal

Slow Breath Silent Mind
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October 2002    Albums    By John Murph

All Is One - Live In New York City
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May 2000    Features    By Bill Milkowski

Jam Bands: One Nation Under A Groove

Albums

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All Is One - Live In New York City

Knitting Factory
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Slow Breath Silent Mind

Kufala
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Walking With Giants

Hyena
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The Sameness of Difference

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Lil Tae Rides Again

Hyena
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