Jazzfinger

Formed in 1996 by Hasan Gaylani & Ben Jones (now a trio with the 21st century addition of Ben Wilkinson), Jazzfinger inhabit the magic unnamed zone between improv & composition. Whether it’s delicate melodics, drone storms, percussive clusters, or destroyed & mutated radio waves the intent of tapping into Beauty & Infinity is the constant that keeps it all in place. A CD ‘ The Little Girl On The Plane Who Turned her Doll’s Head Around To Look At Me’ was released on Muzamuza in 1998, a split LP on Traqueto with Orrin DeForrest appeared in 2001 & tracks have appeared on compilations by the likes of Seed & Bananafish amongst others. Two new albums – ‘The Well Of Used Dreams’ & ‘This Small Space Where The Salt Glitters’ are due for release on their new Classic English Womb label before the end of 2004.

“Jazzfinger are a fine example of sound becoming music when fused with the imagination of the listener. Just as a 3D stereogram image may be veiled to some eyes, Jazzfinger may not be heard by all ears. I’ve witnessed this provoke anger in more than a few people who’ve been Jazzfingered – you either hear noise or symphony in their sound. The sound they make is sheer pagan joy to me, non-constrictive and all-consuming. The instruments feel like members of the group, interacting with their human manipulators. ” – S. Lawrie, The Telescopes

Tracks:

  • Axis
  • Confession Booth
  • Cornish Salt
  • Crying Video
  • EM:IN
  • Fingerman
  • Friendship Ended Before The Flower Faded
  • Frozen Office 1
  • Frozen Office 2
  • Garlic Muffler
  • History Of Tweed
  • I Am In Blood
  • Little Altars Everywhere
  • Mashroom Airline
  • Moroccan Car Park
  • New Light On An Old Legend
  • On Red Moon
  • Riverbank
  • Roberta
  • Secret Grandfather
  • Silver Glitter On The Summit Of Everest
  • Slate
  • Steeling Eye
  • Sticky Patrol
  • Summer Is Wet
  • The Lighthouse Keepers
  • The Past
  • The Promise Of Sleep
  • The Quintessential Jazzfinger
  • The Roof Of Susans Sky
  • Three Generations Of Still/Stale Air
  • Wishing I Was Younger
  • Wooden Fireworks
  • Hurtsville Is Here
  • My Window Runs Beside Me
  • Out In The Street
  • Summer Insect Strut
  • The Old Country
  • New Tyne Bridge