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THE TAO OF TIME (Pronounced DOW)

The Tao of Time is an old fashioned concept album.  Think Dark Side of the Moon, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, In the Wee Small Hours (Frank Sinatra), Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl Ballads, Tommy, or The Wall.  Actually, this doesn't sound like any of those albums but there are themes that run from the beginning to the last little bit of waves at the end.  It is a journey not just of a drummer, but is a journey of time in it's many incarnations; the universe, humanity, history and earth.  It is a sea journey too - the sea of time ~ as you will see when you hear it unfold.  And of course it is the journey of a drummer, in search for the right time and sound for this time - the most important time of all - Now!  Thank you all for believing in me and your fan support. Take the journey with me.  " I will always be awake at the helm"!  Captain Time

REVIEWS for The Tao of Time  

"It's brilliant man (The Tao of Time) I love several of the tracks; Drum Language and Slang a lang immediately comes to mind. The first is just flat out awesome and the second calls to mind the interplay between spoken word and free jazz, ala the Art Ensemble of Chicago...I love the mash of historic recordings that's become a meditation on violence... Nice!" Thomasi McDonald,  News and Observer

Read the review here - News and Observer 

"A concept album as diverse and unexpected as his wide-ranging musical influences...Roberts carves out a path entirely his own..." JAZZCHILL 

"...great credit for taking the kind of chances for which I've derided others for avoiding. The Tao of Time is an interesting concept album, the likes of which are seldom made any more." OFF-CENTER VIEWS  (Scroll Down)

"A listen where each tune is an adventure in itself... plenty of cultural experimentalism.... An enlightening effort....  TAKE EFFECT

The Tao of Time

Jim Roberts

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The Tao of Time invokes memory and the intrigues of history through careful songwriting, bombastic rhythm, spoken word, narration and compelling compositions. There is a narrative of time and connectivity that runs through the soul of every person. Experience it. Take this journey with Captain Time and his “craic” crew. You may not recognize yourself, but you can grow through change.

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    Past Sense

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    Spang Spang A Lang

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    Drum Language (3 pieces)

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    Myth and Truth

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    When Will Peace Come

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    The Tao of Time

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Roads

Craicdown

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We tend to think of roads as the way to get from where we are to where we're going, but a road can also tell you a great deal about where you're coming from. The three members of Craicdown–Rob Sharer, David DiGiuseppe, and Jim Roberts–have each traveled down different paths to get to where they are today; the result is a melange of styles and influences that join together to take the listener on an unforgettable journey into territory that is as at once familiar and excitingly fresh. The diversity of these three musicians' individual experiences contributes to the richness found in the music of Craicdown, drawing as it does from many different wellsprings of tradition found all over the world, but there's a refreshing newness to the original compositions and songs they play that comes straight from the crucible of creativity that is Craicdown.

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    No Reward

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    I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

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Waka Waka

CapeTown

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Infectious American-African World Music featuring South African singer/bassist, Paul Petersen. Blending the melodies from Africa with the rhythms of the Caribbean and US.

On June 21st, 2016, Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns passed away. His contributions to this album were significant as well as generous. The title track. "Waka Waka" shows his skill in horn arranging. He is joined on saxophone by Cole Burgess and he will be greatly missed by all who know him.

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Two Traditions

Jim Roberts

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Contemporary fiddle music with ethnic percussion accompaniment 1 - Candy Girl 2 - Ride Ol' Buck 3 - You're Never Promised Tomorrow 4 - Jimmy Sutton 5 - Emory Bailey 6 - Zone Blue 7 - Wooden Thumbs 8 - John Brown's Dream 9 - Praying Mantis 10 - Devil In the Strawstack 11 - Sugar Babe 12 - Hangman's Reel 13 - Mountain Water 14 - Good Night

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    You're Never Promised Tomorrow

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    Jimmy Sutton

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    John Brown's Dream

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    Praying Mantis

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    Devil in the Strawstack

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    Mountain Water

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    Good Night

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