2005, I was in the midst of one of the biggest transitions of my life. Two years earlier, I had been fired from high power job with a large wireless company. My actions deservedly led to this. By 2005 I was accumulating a large amount of debt, working six jobs, and I found myself forming a jazz trio with my cousin Ben and good friend Tim DeMoss. Over the course of our short existence (about 6 months), we recorded many hours of jazz standards and improvisational free jazz. Another local free jazz group named Milk Truck captured one of our live performances, without our planning or knowledge. A few weeks later, we were handed a CD with Set 1 from that show (if anyone has Set 2 please contact me!), what an excellent surprise!! Throughout the last ten years of moving to Portland (and going to work for another large wireless company) I often listen to this live performance. I remember this evening like it was last night. I released several personal demons that night, and I feel it comes across in this recording. It is an honor after all these years to present the re-mastered recordings for APEX, Live and Tsunami Sushi, recorded on aSaturday night in July of 2005 in the heart of downtown Tulsa! This album, released on my label SLJ Productions, is 100% improvisational free jazz. To the other players of APEX, I love you and miss you and I hope one day we can join together again to rekindle the unique power and magic that was APEX! – Ragon Linde, Drums and Percussion
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