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Seize The Time

Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls


Total Playing Time 72 minutes

Chicago-based drummer Ted Sirota formed the avant-garde post-bop group Rebel Souls in 1995 and quickly became one of Naim's stalwart jazz artists, with three stunning True Stereo recordings with Naim engineer Ken Christianson; Rebel Roots (1996), Propaganda (1998) and Vs The Forces of Evil (2001). More >>

Produced by Ted Sirota

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'This is music that embodies a politics simply by being so full of life and so plugged into the world.'
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Improvijazzation Nation
'Sirota & krew have managed to capture the true rebellious time signatures that jazz was first based on & they know HOW to funkify it to the point that you won't be able to put it down anytime soon. I give this my MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
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International Association of Jazz Record Collectors
'They do it all with an open spirit, infectious rhythms, and consistently engaging solos. Recommended.'
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"No amount of self-assurance could propel the endeavors of even the most gifted of aspirants beyond the level of being a well meaning exercise in futility"
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"Highly recommended to fans of adventurous jazz"
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Jazz Weekly
"Varied and vivacious with a nice balance of freedom and form...electric"
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All About Jazz
'Sirota taps out almost imperceptible beats within the beats that you feel more than you hear'
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All About Jazz NY
"a Chicago quintet advancing ideas promulgated by the politically conscious"
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'The first thing you'll notice when you put the album on is the infectious joy that seeps out.
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Jazz & Blues
"Ted Sirota draws from a wide range of influences to create an interesting spin on post-bop instrumental jazz"
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O's Place Jazz Magazine
"Sirota and company get you patting your feet and will keep you pulsing even after the music stops!"
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Drum Head Magazine
" Their music is not just a work of art, it's a weapon to be wielded in the fight against oppression and injustice in today's world"
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Jazz Times
"incendiary shards of power and light...aggressive and forward-thrusting throughout"
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Jazz Chicago.net
"stunning...funky, energy-packed...an appropriate sentiment for these current times."
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"Infused with a stirring rebel spirit, the deft originals, and convincingly realized covers of Seize The Time find Sirota's aptly named band forging ahead into their second decade."
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Gapplegate Music
"Another smashingly good one from Ted Sirota. Seize the time and get the CD."
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All About Jazz Online
"They uncannily intertwine a good-timey vibe with enviable jazz chops and more."
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This Is Book's Music
"Seize The Time will be the catalyst, however small, towards a better way of living."
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All About Jazz
"the music is both top rate and engaging."
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Midwest Record
"this is a great soundtrack for your next radical chic party."
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Irish Times
3 Stars
"a group with admirably well-conceived wiritng, good soloists and a stirring rhythm section"

Vortex Online
"sheer commitment"
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Jazz Breakfast
"Guys worth following over the barricades"
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The Guardian
3 Stars
"skilfull arranging and good playing on memorable themes"
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Financial Times
3 Stars
"negotiat[ing] roots-reggae and echoing Americana with conviction and finesse."
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3 Stars
"liable to frequently glide into a dub or hip-hop pulse without compromising the improvisatory nous of the work"
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Geof Bradfield - tenor sax, soprano sax, bass clarinet
Greg Ward - alto sax
Dave Miller guitar
Jake Vinsel - bass
Ted Sirota - drums

Recorded in True Stereo analogue by Ken Christianson, Pro Musica, Chicago

Recorded at Boocoo, Evanston, Illinois (June 2008)

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