empathy gene

empathy gene
herb robertson – trumpet, keyboard, other
phil haynes – percussion
jim yanda – guitar

From the brilliant corners of the collective artistic psyche, Empathy Gene takes us on a sonic journey of discovery that surprises, haunts, and transforms.

Inspired by shaman sound traveler Clarence “Herb” Robertson, and brought into sharp focus by Ritual Music explorers Phil Haynes and Jim Yanda, this “quiet to riotous” trio takes us to unexpected and exquisite musical worlds. They breathe life into subconscious traditions that facilitate knowing home and our human community for the first time.

Like Davis or Coleman before him – who jumped from acoustic to electronic universes – Jim Yanda both sheds his idiomatic clothing for Empathy Gene and births fresh acoustic expression as he and his cohorts revel in true independent unity. – CornerStoreJazz