1. Excited Strings: Yuval Mesner (cello) & JCJ (bass). March 2006
2. Avishai Cohen (bass) & JCJ (bass). March 2005
3. Eyal Maoz (guitar) & JCJ (bass). November 2007
4. Between the Strings Trio: Daniel Hoffman (violin), Nori Jacoby (viola), JCJ (bass). April 2006
5. Ned Rothenberg (alto sax) & JCJ (bass). Live in Jerusalem, March 2004
6. Excited Strings with Steve Horenstein (flute). To M. February 2007
7. Ariel (piano) & JCJ (bass). A l'essentiel. October 2007
8. Rubin Jones Gotesman Trio: Harold Rubin (clarinet), JCJ (bass), Arkady Gotesman (drums). Live in Tel-Aviv, July 2007
9. Steve Horenstein (sax & electronics) & JCJ (bass & electronics). 1997
10. Excited Strings with Steve Horenstein (bass clarinet). February 2007
11. Between the Strings Trio. Elegy. April 2006
  Total time: 43:01

J C Jones


The material on this album is drawn from improvised sessions recorded over the last few years.
Two pieces are edited excerpts. The other nine are rewritten, that is, recomposed. In the process of rewriting the nine pieces, I took license to freely reorganize and reassemble the original musical fragments to reflect my personal artistic take on these sessions.

As opposed to mere editing, recomp involves the deconstruction, subtraction, selection, rearrangement, and reconstruction of the material. It not only changes the sequencing, but it radically affects the feeling and flow of the music. It also changes the texture of the weave, the voice of the team, and the original intention, revealing new connections, transitions, and possibilities.

JC Jones, Kadima Collective Recordings, Jerusalem , February 2008

Some tracks were recorded at the Kadima studio and some live at gigs, with
JC on acoustic and electro acoustic basses

Thanks to all my musicians / friends and Judy, Gabi, Olga, Marina, Ori, Avi, Eyal



All About Jazz

The JC Jones recording is something else altogether. Jones has gone back to music that he's recorded over the years and reorganized and reassembled the originals. "ReComp," says Jones, "involves the deconstruction, selection, rearrangement and reconstruction of the material. ...it radically affects the feeling and flow of the music." He works in different configurations and this audacious experiment in reordering gives a new play to the improvisations of his cohorts (mostly Israeli, but bassist Avishai Cohen and saxophonist Ned Rothenberg are more well known here). This is a very personal and subjective approach on the part of the artist and it completely and remarkably changes the sense of possibilities.
So Israel is most certainly a place where the notion of self-expression in new-sounding music is vigorously thriving.