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Live, released in 2016

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Put Put Epidemik (4:34)
2. Situation Normal (4:59)
3. Soleil Cheval Malade (2:18)
4. Nie Wieder Avantgarde (5:14)
5. Jump For Joy! Part 1 : Time (4:16)
6. Amusement & Excitations (5:57)
7. InstruMental (3:54)
8. Jump For Joy! Part 2 : Borborismes Barbares (11:25)
9. Birds At The Dentist (8:57)

Total Time 51:34

Line-up / Musicians

- Yumi Hara / piano, keyboards, voices
- Chris Cutler / drums, percussion
- Geoff Leigh / flute, saxophones, electronics, voices)
- Jean-Hervé Péron / bass, voices
- Zappi Werner Diermaier / drums, percussion
- Geraldine Swayne / guitars, keyboards, voices

Releases information

LP Bonobo's Ark BAR005 (2016)
CD Bonobo's Ark BAR005CD (2016)

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Review by DamoXt7942
FORUM & SITE ADMIN GROUP Avant/Cross/Neo/Post Teams
4 stars A multi-national experimental / improvisational rock sextet JUMP FOR JOY! have been founded in 2014 by six musicians of singular energy - Yumi HARA (piano, keyboards, voices), Chris CUTLER (drums, percussion), Geoff LEIGH (flute, saxophones, electronics, voices) based upon avantgarde / RIO feata family, and three faUSters Jean-Hervé PÉRON (bass, voices), Zappi Werner DIERMAIER (drums, percussion), Geraldine SWAYNE (guitars, keyboards, voices). Honest to say, I'm afraid whether such a crazy great combo formed by six artists of individuality can get unified strictly so far, but damn, no concern needed. Found out they had smashed their identity together upon the stage and crystallized as a music gem altogether, that has been finally recorded and released.

What an illusive music council. The audience can get immersed completely in sorta "unpolished" beauty created with energetic instrumental portfolio by all talents of identity. Each musical magnification joins hands with others just like a cup of ice cream seasoned with deeply matured soy sauce (yum really). Wish I could have attended RIO Festival in 2016 ... always feel so every time I read Ian Carss' review for them (and realized he's a sincere man ;) ). Polyrhythmic (dissecthismic?) sound intervention leaning toward the RIO / avantgarde movement merged with Faust's Krautrock bizarre black magic experimentalism (that can be heard e.g. via "Soleil Cheval Malade" or so).

Every piece has great tension launched by brilliant drumming duo who sound like a singular single aloof percussionist. And Yumi's piano always dress an experimental / avantgarde / mystical elixir for the audience and themselves. Geoff's wind instruments have definite massive personality, presence and existence, all of which should be about to swallow everything down. Actually, every artist has his/her own musical and artistic vector, therefore it sounds like one would turn his/her face toward the very same (musical) direction, I consider their soundscape cannot be recommended for every RIO / Avant-progressive rock freak, but yes we can grab another innovative milestone via this creation. Try it.

Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Multinational ensemble JUMP FOR JOY! was an impromptu creation at a festival i 2014, combining members from the bands You, Me & Us and faUst. This spur of the moment band creation proved to be so successful that the band was invited to perform at a festival in Sweden the following year, and appears to have stayed in operation since. "Bat Pullover" is the first of the two albums released by the band to date.

Jump For Joy! is an ensemble that moves quickly into the heartland of avantgarde jazz and stays there for the duration of the concert experience this live album documents. The musicians are renowned instrumentalists and performers, and this is an album where you can easily hear that this is the case, even if the music itself doesn't speak to you. Those fond of expressive, avantgarde jazz with a liberal amount of improvisation should have a field day with this album.

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