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Franklin Kiermyer
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Franklin Kiermyer
Title: Kairos
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Evidence
Original Release Date: 3/19/1996
Release Date: 3/19/1996
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 730182214420

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Imagine if there really were a "World" music.
dave sands | New York | 07/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Kiermyer goes really far on this recording. He's obviously been studying traditions of ritual sacred music from different "root" cultures and seems to have understood the underlying principles that makes these vehicles so efficient as paths to revelation. Listening to this album I begin to think that perhaps there really can be a "World" music. Bartok and Coltrane thought so too. Where is this man performing? I'd love to hear him live. He's absolutely great!"
Avant-garde Jazz with a Strong World Music Vibe
A. Benjamin | Goodwell, OK United States | 02/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This follow-up to the album "Solomon's Daughter" is every bit as impressive as its predecessor. This album sticks mostly to the quartet format of the previous album, but augments the basic quartet with additional musicians on a few of the tracks (Sam Rivers on "basheret" and Eric Person on "in your presence...", "basheret", and "around the world". Pharoah's replacement on sax, Michael Stuart, sounds right at home with Kiermyer's vision. Interspersed amidst quartet tunes are various snippets of world music, including pygmie and native American chants that connect spirituality in Kiermyer's work with the spirituality found in other forms of traditional music. It would be hard to listen to this album w/o becoming emotionally moved by it. This quartet is the real deal, and Kiermyer has continued to explore both world music and avant-garde jazz interests on subsequent recordings on his own label. Not to be missed for fans of John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, and other like-minded artists."