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Early Responses to New Vocabulary

Check out our Q&A with Time Out NY &

read a pleasant response to the work from AAJ here.


New Vocabulary Out Now!

What more can be said with jazz that has not been said before?


A new collaboration by

ORNETTE COLEMAN – alto saxophone  JORDAN MCLEAN – trumpet & electronics  AMIR ZIV – drums  ADAM HOLZMAN – piano

It’s the kind of music that makes you stop talking, it forces you to hear it.
One generation is talking to another.”
American film & theatre actress

“It’s refreshing to hear a project where one can recognize that each individual is spontaneously bringing their own unique voice. Music of this nature and on this caliber can only happen in an atmosphere of mutual respect and musicality.”
REGGIE WORKMAN Double Bassist, John Coltrane & Art Blakey

“It’s always hard to be on your own, to start something new,
& still be loose and deep and free. Everyone should listen to this.
BILL T. JONES Tony Award for best choreography, “FELA!”, Macarthur winner

“This is the kind of music that doesn’t happen to me very often. These artists are communicating the essence of the human spirit in its most simple terms. It put the good chill in the hairs on the back of my neck.”
MARTIN MUELLER Director, New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music

“If you commit to this music, a whole new dimension to the known universe opens 
up. I never hear it the Same way twice.
The musicians on this album are connected in something like prayer.”
PETER SARSGAARD American film & theatre actor

“There are strong advances in the contemporary music repertoire in this body of music. Missing are the traditional crutches and boxes that can be found amidst the flux of our global society. Incredible sound.”
KENWOOD DENNARD Professor of percussion, Berklee College of Music

“Unique and uncategorizable music.”
 Composer, arranger, Editor, The Oxford Companion To Jazz


Jeremiah Lockwood Takes NY by Storm!

Making a grand return to NY from his new life in Ivy League, Jeremiah will be on the air and in the clubs all weekend starting October 25th.

In the lead up to his record release party at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Oct. 27, Jeremiah will be appearing on 89.9 WKCR (wkcr.org), Saturday Oct. 25th at 4pm on the blues program Something Inside Of Me. In addition he will possibly be making a guest appearance on The Moonshine Show on Sunday the 26th sometime between 10Am-12noon.

Thanks to WKCR and Jazz at Lincoln Center for welcoming back one of New York’s most dynamic native sons!

“Lockwood is clearly a gifted musician and his virtuosic fingerpicking is impressive throughout yet never unnecessarily showy and always reverent of the material he is performing.” – Blues Matters Magazine

Beet Belt Revival #2! 10/4 @4pm

Join us for the second System Dialing Beet Belt Revival! Amir & Jordan request the pleasure of your company at this live music event/record listening party/fine art exhibit, reinvigorating the cultural livelihood of the golden age of the Catskills. As before, there will be food, drink and merriment!

Held at System Dialing headquarters in Kerhonkson, this next installment of our 1st-Saturday-of-the-month event continues with a closing party for the back-by-popular-demand show Moving Mountain by Bethel-based painter Cynthia Strunsky McLean (including the pay-what-you-can portfolio of water colors!); a live set of music by the SDR percussion band Pop It! & the cinematic duo Directors (w/Jordan McLean trumpet & electronics and Amir Ziv drums), and a listening session of recorded music from a top secret upcoming album release!

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