OLUYEMI THOMAS

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Oluyemi Thomas, the sage-like reedman from Oakland, California, is heading to town this month and will be playing in a duo setting with New York drummer and percussionist Michael Wimberley, whom he describes as both "creative-minded and creative-spirited." It's the spiritual sphere—however this is defined, impossible to nail down—that appears to guide much of Thomas' journey. In recent times, there's been much talk of spiritual jazz as a genre unto itself and if such a musical category exists, then surely Thomas is one of its prime exponents.

Following the specific faith of Baha'i, rather than any nebulous notion of general spirituality, Thomas views music as an active expression of human nature, rejecting definitions and separations between so-called composition and improvisation, time and free form, in and out, Motown and AACM. Indeed, Thomas insists on ignoring the potential separation of African, Middle Eastern and Asian music as 'other.' This is not to
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OLUYEMI THOMAS Positive Knowledge : Another Day's Journey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Positive Knowledge : Another Day's Journey
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
OLUYEMI THOMAS Positive Knowledge: Invocation, Vol. 9 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Positive Knowledge: Invocation, Vol. 9
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
OLUYEMI THOMAS Positive Knowledge: First Ones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Positive Knowledge: First Ones
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
OLUYEMI THOMAS Nigeria album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nigeria
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
OLUYEMI THOMAS The Power Of Light album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Power Of Light
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
OLUYEMI THOMAS Positive Knowledge: Invisible Wisdom album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Positive Knowledge: Invisible Wisdom
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007

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OLUYEMI THOMAS Unity In Multiplicity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unity In Multiplicity
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
OLUYEMI THOMAS Before The Beginning album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Before The Beginning
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
OLUYEMI THOMAS Positive Knowledge: Live In New York album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Positive Knowledge: Live In New York
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
OLUYEMI THOMAS Beneath Tones Floor (with Sirone / Michael Wimberly) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beneath Tones Floor (with Sirone / Michael Wimberly)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
OLUYEMI THOMAS Positive Knowledge - Edgefest Edition (with  Ijeoma Thomas, Michael Bisio, Kenn Thomass) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Positive Knowledge - Edgefest Edition (with Ijeoma Thomas, Michael Bisio, Kenn Thomass)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010

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