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Decades A Part To Play

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Everything Jupiter Style. massive and real.
Co-producer Harrison Clock explains:
"Take the epic Ageless Turning Carousel, sonically conjured by EJS and the Ill Chemist, with a steady humming beat so sedan it cruises for a quarter an hour.
Flip to the Suite From Saturday Night Sonnets muscle, captured 'nearly live' by bassist & producer Babi Pal, featuring Frank Ferrer on torque, with scorching sax and diction free-styling from master poet EJS, and it is five fantastic classic reasons to roll.
Some rumble, some jump, some glide, some ride."

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released July 12, 2019

Suite From Saturday Night Sonnets
Written by - EJS
Produced by Babi Pal & EJS
Co-Production by Harrison Clock
EJS - Words, Saxophone, Guitars
Babi Pal - Bass, Lead Guitars
Frank Ferrer - Drums
Jay DeBari - Guitars
Special Guest, David Shields - Electric Piano
Recorded (semi-live) March 2018 - Flight Feathers Music Studios

Ageless Turning Carousel
Written by - EJS
Produced by Ill Chemist & EJS
Additional Production by Harrison Clock
EJS - Words, Saxophones, Bass, Bells, and Whistles
Alan Friedman - Rhythms, Noises, Data
Special Guest, David Shields - Electric Piano
Recorded September 2018 - Audiolifer, Birs Recordings Studios

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EJS Averill, Vermont

...a funk punk jackboot free jazz poet for people who don't read poetry. A student of Wadada Leo Smith, with a wide musical past including Stymie and the PJLO, The Matt Ritvo Group, and collaborations with Kimo Ball. Blasting from the vaults to drop lingual dexterity on smoking new music. ... more

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Track Name: Ageless Turning Carousel
AGELESS TURNING CAROUSEL
Chapters 1 & 2 of 5:

IT’S NOT ABOUT ME
THIS DAY DELICIOUS SIPPING
SMOOTH OPERATOR

THEM HEARTS IS BREAKING SLOWLY
IN DREAMS REFLECTION SHATTERED

CLUTCH ALUMINUM
THE YOUNG ARE TOO SOON STICKY
SHOULDER RIDE HANG TIGHT

SCARED OFF BY THE YOUTH WALK WAY
EVERYBODY DOES IT SO

DON’T DISCUSS WEATHER
FORE GO THE HERE TO WHAT NOT
ONE DAY OVERBOARD

SHADOWS FLY ALONG THE WALL
RISE NEW DAY MYSELF REMIND

SHAKE TOP SWAP I’M CHARMED
OXFORD PURVEYORS OF ART
SADNESS STINKS IN DEEP

DESIRE REVOLUTION
HEADS UP RECKON SO BE DOWN

WHOM SO EVER SHALL
AWAY SLIP AGAIN THE DAYS
KEEP MY SOUL REPLETE

MORE THAN ONCE UPON I TRY
TOO MANY WORDS TO CHOOSE FROM

UNDER AND OVER
THE KINGDOM OF DISCIPLINE
JOY OF THRICE THRESHOLD

LIPS LOOSE SUBJECTS TO BORE YOU
STONED AND STUCK IN GLORY SQUAT

WHAT WANT HAVE I NEED
THAT PEN SPEAKS FROM PAGE TO PAGE
LUST RIDES BY CYCLE

MINDS KNOW NOT THE DIFFERENCE
WINDOWS ONCE WERE WITHIN US

I HAD SOMETHING NICE
PICKING UP WHERE I LEFT OFF
THE HEAD HAS HEAD OUT

I’M BOUT IT NO DIGGITY
WILD IRISH BARITONE

YOU’LL NEVER KNOW WHO
BENT ON BUTTER BEING SHY
MY MY PARTS IS PARTS

THE REASONS ARE OBVIOUS
BEHIND THE BARREL AGAIN


IN SIMPLICITY
THE MEASURING WOMAN COMES
DIVIDE AND CONQUER

AFFECTION HAS NO MARKING
TIGER TIGER MISSED ME NOW

THESE DAYS RISING GREY
POOR KITTY STIFF AS CURBSIDE
OF DIFFERENT TYPE FREEZE

YOUNG STROLL IT SEEMS SO QUIET
WELL YOU NEEDN’T NOW BOTHER

GOTTA DEAL WITH IT
ONCE SEEN YOU CAN’T NOT NOTICE
GIVEN RING ALARM

WHISTLES LOST IN NIGHTS LAUGHTER
TANGLED IN THOUGHTS FORGOTTEN

SKITTERISH PIXIE
DUST BE FOR WHY NOT SETTLE
KICKS THIS AND THAT NOW

YOU FEEL ME IT’S ALL PLEASURE
EARLY DOWN HOME TITANIC

LEANING ON THE SLIDE
THE FOOTWORK TAKES EM ALL OUT
SHOCKING TO THE ROOTS

AGELESS TURNING CAROUSEL
ONE SPOT FOR TWO GOOD AS GONE

FANTASY AFLAME
SAVING FUEL COAST ROUND THE TURN
FULFILLMENT EMBER

BE BEYOND THE CLOSET DOOR
FULGURANT FULIGINOUS

MUST TO HAVE SOME TEA
TASTE TREMENDOUS FLOWER INK
DANCE DON’T MIND THE STEAM

REMEMBERING TO GIVE THANX
SHARING ON EQUAL THE WAYS

LONG OVER LONGING
GLASS SEPARATES MORNING GAZE
NEIGHBOR THE SILENCE

BEATS PLAYED ON SILL IN ADVANCE
TIRES PASSING SOUND THE WEARY

IT ONLY TAKES ONE
DROP FROM ABOVE ON THE CHASE
MOMS CATCHES THE TAIL

JACK O LANTERN LONELY FACE
SUN AND SPIRIT CASTING SPELL

LOSE COUNT KEEPING ON
LATELY EYES OVERFLOWING
RELEASE SPRINGS RELIEF

LISTENING WHAT’S SO FUNNY
DEATH COLD ON TIME NOW DEGRADING

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SO ON AND SO ON
ETCETERA AND SO FORTH
FOR MORE GET THE BOOK

THAT IS TO SAY CONTACT ME
CHAPBOOKS ARE MADE TO ORDER
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Track Name: Saturday Night Sonnet #4
Done died too many times to die again
so the guardian angels have declared
a ghost of a go between mice and men
that easy cat’s eight gets spent unprepared
Many days of heaven way far from nice
a beautiful youth was paid for in spades
with reckless abandon we threw the dice
playing king and queen of the masquerades
Look back but don’t laugh at the luck of the draw
them narrow escapes were deaths all their own
nature will rule with unbreakable law
our time and place is written in stone

When we see each other we’re sure to smile
We may have skipped grace but always had style
Track Name: Saturday Night Sonnet #11
Alive late at night out dreaming of play
profit and pleasure thereby ways to feel
one on one way any faye dunaway
enjoyment counts now right up to the squeal
Be nice you should all everyone be nice
sweet swedish dumplings of little repute
for boundless inspiration don’t think twice
gather round the fountain funk punk jack boot
Hot garbage collectors lives in it clean
mujeres blend into cafe chatter
frenchies expect you to know what they mean
we’s gone with a breeze like it un-matter

Perhaps to return tomorrows a wish
Swooping spanish sea sides with my best dish
Track Name: Saturday Night Sonnet #8
The hypocrisy of a ruling class
with false dominion over others lives
pursuing happiness just to kiss ass
thieves with their spoils to poison your wives
Sophisticate crooks building large castles
then to reside in the shadows of fear
with pompous ritual ties and tassels
liars all uncommonly cavalier
Few decide ownership of laws and land
what’s best for the masses is tough to chew
an absence of balance follows demand
taking good hearts devils cleave them in two

When the grass grows tall on that playing field
We’ll meet on the level before we’ll yield
Track Name: Saturday Night Sonnet #10
Yay that each day I appear in your midst
the beauty refined over time plays on
so wet your whistle with caring I didst
dancing to things we once had on the lawn
From heavens beyond been blessed to be big
given the field it aint tough to command
Here know thyself we am thyself now dig
keeps it in line with the palm of my hand
That scared money will never make money
hate dies by a smile not by disguises
patient and cool it’s all milk & honey
c’est moi on the vine ripe with surprises

Nothing’s for certain but I am for sure
Just flesh blood and soul an ace and a score

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