The Philadelphia-New York improvisational quartet of Global
illage and their resonant world vision is unleashed from
members and collaborators of Les Nubians, Jazzheads, Elwood,
Sylk130, Spoken Hand Ensemble, Ursula Rucker, Boyz II Men,
Zakir Hussain, King Britt and others.
Chris Cuzme: soprano + tenor sax, didgeridoo, exotic flutes, tibetan bowl
Jim Hamilton: percussion batterie
Tim Motzer: guitars, synth guitar, bass, guitarloops
Dan Sears: trumpet, fluegelhorn, flutes, chordal pipes, and tibetan bowl
The first sessions were largely group improvisations
yielding two wildly divergent CDs. The lush ambience of the
"chill side" is a kind of "Peter Gabriel's Passion meets
ECM". On the "ill side": dark and menacing, an ill-fated
futureworld of ambient punk funk abstraktions ... "tortoise
meets tabla beat science".