Harold Rubin (clarinet, poems, cover drawing), Jean Claude Jones (electro
acoustic bass & live electronics)
Recorded on May 2004 & July 2004 at Digi Hip Studios, Hod Hasharon,
J.C. And I haveworked and performed together for some time now and the
introduction of poetry started another kind of impetus and approach to
the music and stimulated treading on some unfamiliar ground, which we
We were aware of the words creating their own atmosphere, and influence,
but we wanyed to work on a parallel flow of 3 seperatte voices, hoping
that our senses & energy would somehow build an integrated structure
out of it all.
(We sometimes hav a “4” voice bleeding through J.C.'s electronic
system. A “subtext” echo, which we regard as part of our
We had an intense time documenting it and although musical decisions
were taken, we left enough space for open, freely improvised sections.
I love J.C.'s uniqueness and the complete commitment to his musical expression
and the “making” process. He has given me a very special
musical experience and a great time making this disc.
I want to thank Mark Smulian and Ram Chadnofsky for their help and input
throughout this recording.
“Ton duo avec Harold Rubin est vraiment tres beau, et tout ce
que tu fais à la basse, beaucoup d'écoute aussi et de jeux,
dans tous les sens du terme.c'est vraiment bien!!” Joëlle
This is the most satisfying release so far of Kadima Collective. Muse & Music
documents two close musical partners and focuses on the wise and ironic
beat poems of clarinet player and one of the forefathers of the Israeli
Free Jazz scene, Harold Rubin... Rubin and Jones are aware that these
poems create a certain atmosphere and feelings that influence and stimulate
their open-ended improvisations, and try to follow these lines. Their
openness, willingness to challenge themselves on any meeting and their
playfulness and humor are captivating.” Eyal Hareuveni, All About