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Moods: Type: Improvisational Jazz: Jazz-Funk Rock: Post-Rock/Experimental

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United States - Pennsylvania

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Justice on a Budget

Justice On A Budget actually began in 2000 as a weekly therapeutic jam session between friends, whose intentions were to simply get together and play. No rules, no pre-conceived ideas, melodies, changes or grooves were allowed. Just pure improvisation, space, listening and reaction. The core group of musicians; Eric Hastings (drums, samplers, loops), John Conahan (keyboard instruments) and Cory Neale (bass, turntables), plus sometime collaborators Ben Diamond (guitar), and Randy Kapralick (trombone) had all been playing steadily with various jazz and rock groups, but were growing weary of their constraints. They just wanted a night of fun, new and freely improvised music. A night where themes, phrases, beats and solos would be created on the spot. Where a mixing of the classic acoustic jazz sounds with today’s electronic noise-makers could come together without the raising of eyebrows or attitudes. Soon these sessions were the most anticipated event of the week for the participating musicians. While seeds, cells, and even songs grew from these gatherings, they were purposely left as skeletons with as much room for improvisation and interpretation as possible. A "launching pad," if you will, for their musical explorations. After a few months of this, they decided to adopt a silly name and take their music to the people. Thus, Justice On A Budget was born.