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Live at the Knitting Factory NYC

by Green Light

Think Radiohead meets Herbie Hancock's Headhunters
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. Some Intriguing Thing Beautiful
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2. Sweet or Unsweet
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3. Love Will Sanctify the Devil's Stomping Ground
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4. In the Womb
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5. Surfing Outside Myself
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6. Falling Into Place
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7. The Wind, The Snow, The Water
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8. 7th Street Strut
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Album Notes
Green Light -- Live at The Knitting Factory, our 4th full-length CD, is now complete. This latest recording features fun-filled forays into the dark & light of our collective unconscious. There are several brand new tunes including 2 completely spontaneous pieces of beauty, pain & joy, and some scary new versions of older gL tunes.

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"In their five years together, Green Light has become a better band than the more heralded Medeski, Martin & Wood. Those familiar with John Scofield's Überjam session will find quite a bit of interest in Green Light's Patient Like the Moon: a truly enjoyable find."
- Peter Sanchez, All About Jazz

"Like Coltrane, Green Light extends musically out to the farthest reaches of jazz-fusion and rock and roll space to connect what is happening inside the instrumentalist and the listener. Green Light's pulsating beat lights the way for a new generation to discover the wonder of limitless risk taking."
- Bill Whiting, Honest Tune

"Often shifting and always textured, the trio has found a way to brew and bottle a fiery blend that is as smart as it is infectious. Green Light has created a trademark sound that serves as a root to their music. From there, the musicianship shines far and wide, and the compositions grow perpetually and completely without a net."
- Jamie Lee, Hittin The Note

"Throughout the album the three musicians converge in a current that suspends travel. The experiments have a circular quality that creates a trance-like mood. Even when the music works into frenzied ecstacy it still shivers in place. Think of it as a meditation, an intense exploration of the eternal present.
On just three instruments, the trio produces a wide range of sounds, from the ethereal twang of a sitar to a Jimi Hendrix-like cry to the vocal wah-wahs of a funk filled bass. And Snow never runs out of innovative rhythms."
- Meg Freeman Whalen, Charlotte Magazine

"(patient like the moon) is a giant leap forward for this Charlotte-based trio! Containing well-rounded instrumental ideas from start to finish, this disc runs the gamut from flat-out funk to surreal interludes and back again. The finely-honed musicianship of Kevin Gill (guitar), Dustin Hofsess (bass), and Adam Snow (drums) makes the album pop with memorable melodies, intermingling instruments, and energetic experimentations."
- Homegrown Music Network

"The latest release from Charlotte, NC instrumental trio Green Light is a go. Filled with blues, funk, and rock infused measures of uninhibited creativity and improvisation, “Patient Like the Moon,” will set the mood and spread the groove – a sound described as “unique,” “eclectic” and “telepathic” instrumental/jazz fusion. There’s no shortage of funk within hearing range of musicians Kevin Gill (Guitar), Dustin Hofsess (Bass), and Adam Snow (Drums), collectively known as Green Light. The group has performed together for five years, and this CD attests to their fluid synchronicity and complementary collaboration."
- C. Lizaire, The Celebrity Cafe

"Fresh and raw, the music explores the territories of rock, jazz, funk and doesn't shy away from improvisation...the album { patient like the moon } glistens with creativity, inspiration and thoughtful musicianship."
- Lara Purvis, www.jambands.ca (canada)

"A trio creating quite an eclectic sound of instrumental jazz/fusion with splashes of rock. If Green Light’s agenda is to create a mood filled spacey aura, they succeed quite smashingly."
- Samir Shukla, Creative Loafing - Charlotte, NC

"Green Light, a fast-rising trio from Charlotte, must have a blast as people twist their brains into mental pretzels trying to figure out how to describe the band's inventive music. They've been compared to everybody from Medeski, Martin & Wood to Jimi Hendrix. And the band's intoxicating musical brew, long on groove, experimentation and atmosphere, incorporates...well, colorful splashes of everything."
- Relish

"The textured minimalist and improv psychedelic instrumentation will give you the atmospheric ambience of the finest old school, consciousness-expanding, slow jazz for a smokey bar you've ever heard. Think of them as Medeski, Martin & Wood meets John Coltrane meets Pink Floyd, with a touch of world music influence for spice."
- Herman Snell, Jackson Free Press

"Listening to Green Light is akin to speeding down the highway without a seatbelt – there is comfort, yet inherent danger. The Charlotte, N.C. trio champions a progressive blend of jazz and rock, which is well defined on their third full-length offering, Patient Like the Moon. The instrumental collection breaks down boundaries with each beat, turning familiar grooves into pulpits for fine-tuned, prodigious forays into music's outer-limits."
- Jamie Lee, Glide Magazine

"Green Light bass player Dustin Hofsess set the tone as the crowd drifted into Bethlehem's Wildflower Cafe and Gallery for an evening of instrumental jazz-rock. His groovy bass line seemed to transform the small hippie coffeehouse into a smoky Chicago nightclub. Kevin Gill drew on his years of musical experience and an array of pedals to create lyrical guitar lines, accents of sound and moody solos. The newest member of the Charlotte, N.C., trio, drummer Adam Snow, blended seamlessly with Hofsess and Gill, musical companions of 20 years. With influences as diverse as Coltrane, Hendrix and Pink Floyd, Green Light's music moved through genres and decades with ease, creating grooves that kept several happy fans dancing in front of the stage throughout the night. By the second set, the Wildflower was full, and a dreamy wash of guitar and driving bass lines filled the venue. Listening to one of the band's CDs on the ride home, it occured to me that Green Light is the perfect medicinal on those days when the TV and radio have oversaturated your world with words, messages and advertisements."
- Brenda Kahn, Morning Call - Lehigh Valley, PA

"I’m hearing the slow wah-wah jams of Hendrix, dressed up in the tones of The Meters, or the looseness of John Coltrane, tied up by the precision of Carlos Santana. All you music scholars, funk fans, guitar gods and gearheads, get your act together and hear some music you’ll appreciate."
- Ben Brown, Encore - Wilmington, NC

"Green Light are decidedly one of the more eclectic outfits in this region. The instrumental trio take pieces of all sorts of musical styles and meld them into an improv-laden, spacy jazz rock… something. Sure, Pink Floyd comes to mind, as does John Coltrane and some of the more psychedelic stuff from the Beatles. The trick here is an almost perfect groove, where the musicians' crisp playing can take guitars/bass/drums into experimental soundscapes or subtle tonal shades. There is also an element of global fusion going on: the guitar sounds like a sitar, the percussion slides into middle eastern beats, and the whole group into a bossa nova groove. The tracks on this record run the gamut from 1-minute noise dirges to tracks that would have taken up the big chunk of a side of a record in the old days. 4 STARS"
- Samir Shukla, Creative Loafing - Charlotte, NC

"Instrumental trio Green Light draws from their many influences to be a raw, soulful band. Having performed with such musicians as John Scofield, The Charlie Hunter Quartet, and Robert Walters’ 20th Congress, the Charlotte, NC-based group brings blues, rock, and funk together. There are (jam oriented) African, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Cuban musical elements and should be enjoyed by those who are looking for an original fusion combo."
- Chase Farmer, Oxford Town - Oxford, MS

"Finally, there’s music that exists solely to create a mood… Green Light is poised on the edge of a fruitful career as respected jazz musicians."
- Christina Mitchell, Charleston Post & Courier - Charleston, SC

"Excellent jazz fusion group that pushes themselves, rather than falling back on tired cliches. This three-piece instrumental trio from North Carolina provides a wonderful break from the shot-out funkety funk that passes for jazz fusion around these parts… There is a hard driving energy that courses through their extended workouts and improvisational experiments."
- Jim Reed, Connect Savannah - Savannah, GA

"Combining dexterous playing and a real ensemble feel for jazz, funk, rock and world music, no words are necessary when the band tries to convey a message to its audience… Green Light is one of those rare bands that make strong, melodic instrumental music that is also good for dancing. All three musicians are expert instrumentalists but never let their own solos get in the way of the overall composition."
- Jeff Eason, The Mountain Times - Boone, NC

"Very, very melodic, the jams are eccentric in a good, mellow, fascinating way that captivates you and almost holds you in the music, not letting you turn it off or down. Music lovers beware… you may have just found your new favorite band."
- Chase Litherland, Amazon.com

"These guys should be huge. They are a modern day Band of Gypsies."
- Live Music Archive

"If you’ve been craving music that’s creative, innovative and influenced by Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd and Bob Marley, then welcome to the ingenious world of Green Light."
- Rob Young, Abstract Groove

"From rock fans to jazz fans, everyone walks away happy. If cool Reggae or hot funk is the prescribed remedy for what ails you, Green Light is just what the doctor ordered… It would behoove the true believers of modern jazz to lend a lucid ear to the genius that is Green Light."
- Timothy G. Beeman II, ESP Magazine - Winston Salem, NC

"In the tradition of such acclaimed outfits as Medeski, Martin & Wood and the Charlie Hunter Quartet, Charlotte-based fusion trio Green Light delivers a jam oriented mix full of everything from rock and funk to jazz and world music. Green Light continues to establish a reputation as one of the region’s finest fusion combos."
- Dan Armonaitis, Metrobeat - Greenville, SC

"Green Light unites classically trained musicians with eclectic musical influences from Pink Floyd to the Shona of Zimbabwe. Bringing just enough funk and world beats to keep the audience involved, Green Light's tightly constructed jazz won't leave you lost in space."
- Columbia Free Times

"The expressive guitar/bass/drums trio Green Light draws heavily from many styles of sound to create their own propulsive, psyco-cosmic blend of instrumental madness. Foreboding, yet funky, Green Light gives the go-ahead for danceable jazz/funk/fusion with it's first proper CD, My Experiments With Groove."
- Homegrown Music Network

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