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Industrial Revelation Rhythm & Rye Performance Review

Review of Industrial Revelation’s CD Release performance at Rhythm & Rye on April 10th
Written by Dick Metcalf

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The occasion was the release of their new CD (soon to be reviewed here in our review pages)… BUT, it wasn’t “just another” release… a truly historic one, especially for our favorite Olympia venue, Rhythm & Rye… because the four mind-walloping tunes on this CD were actually RECORDED here (that’s a first for our friend Andy Geertsen if I’m not mistaken).  The performances were (as always) top-flight & full of energy… check out the heavy-duty quartet action by clicking the link  Ahamefule J. Oluo’s ‘End of Courtesy‘… this is a LIVE capture, by the way… & they were at the TOP of their game, no doubt you’ll agree  Heck, even their WARMUP tune was fantastic, don’cha’ know?

The set got a slightly late start (around 10:30 or so), but they were right off with best feet forward as soon as they setup… The players in this award-winning group are D’Vonne Lewis on drums; Evan Flory-Barnes on bass; Ahamefule J. Oluo doing trumpet & Josh Rawlings on fender rhodes/piano… the space is just JAMMED (as it always is when these gents are here) with folks ready to dance & party on DOW-un; energy quotients are SOARING!  What’s notably different about this performance is that the players are TOTALLY together… setup & sound check only took a couple of minutes once everyone was there, and they just JUMPED right into the tunes.  As I’ve said before (& will again), Oly owes a lot to Mr. Geertsen for making sure we have quality acts like this visiting our burg!  I’m truly looking forward to writing the review of their new release, so check back often… I’ll post the link on FB as soon as it’s ready!

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Review of Industrial Revelation’s debut at Rhythm & Rye

Review by Dick Metcalf on Improvijazzation Nation
06/07/14

6/7/2014, 14:25 – You’ve heard me speak before about the latest jazz haven in downtown Olympia – Rhythm & Rye is poised to become the HOT-spot for the Northwest. The band you see pictured here is called “Industrial Revelation‘, and I will tell you – they can COOK… & cook they did, last night! They were a tad late getting started (supposed to start at 9:00pm, didn’t actually start up until around 10:00pm… but it mattered not a whit… they captured the audience on the very first tune & continued to jam out all-original jazz/funk that held us all spellbound! The bass player, Evan Flory-Barnes, was so into the “throb” of it, that he almost couldn’t keep his head on – lol! The trumpeter, Ahamefule J. Oluo (who I left a press card with, by the way), just stepped right UP to it & didn’t stop his high-intensity playing for the entire set. The drummer, D’Vonne Lewis, has his own time… & that’s not a bad statement… this cat kept it all MOVING! The Rhodes player, Josh Rawlings, had a whole host of gadgetry/boxes on top of his axe & used them all to great effect (no pun intended (well, maybe a little bit). A group like this, with their total energy & well-rehearsed pieces, will always capture your attention & hold it. I’m totally impressed & will look forward to review copies of their work. Andy Geertsen has done an excellent job of getting Oly back on the “Great Nor’West jazz map”, and is to be congratulated, in spades, for booking solid acts like this one in for the enjoyment of all of us who demand “different” & “not stale” in our live performance venues. GREAT band!!!!

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