L.A.Jenkins/Stop by Fear
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L.A.Jenkins/Stop by Fear

Columbus, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Columbus, Ohio, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Jazz Ambient




"Extinction of the last Iteration"

‘Mockery is Fine’ is another one of these jazz tunes that speak for themselves. It’s like listening to instruments having a progressive conversation with each other. A trumpet asks and the other instruments kibble, or answer together until a satisfying come-together has been established at the final end. - Yeah I Know It Sucks

"L.A. Jenkins – The Clarity of the Peculiar"

Something for the experimental and avant-garde jazz fans. - Bird is the Worm

"Clarity of the Peculiar"

This guitarist is one of a few. His approach is detailed like a fine wine. - Amazone

"This guitarist is one of a few. His approach is detailed like a fine wine."

Clarity of the Peculiar - Amazon

"NUVO: concert review of Blank Slate"

A solo performance by guitarist L.A. Jenkins provided another highlight. Jenkins' approach to the guitar combined the eccentric technique of Derek Bailey with a controlled, subtle use of feedback, which Jenkins used to create warm waves of ambient sound that would please any Brian Eno fan

"Inability to Fly"

it delivers a fully formed statement of purpose. Jenkins has an encyclopedic knowledge of music stored in his brain and can seemingly call forth phrases and styles at will…This is quite a find.” Of Inability to Fly
-Mark Corroto, http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=32659

- All About Jazz

"Momentum into Nothingness"

I couldn’t put it better myself, so why bother to try? Momentum Into Nothingness is a brave excursion into what may be uncharted waters for most ambient fans, but will be less strange to (and probably resonate better with) progressive fusion and experimental jazz fans. Besides Jenkins on guitar:
Bill Binkelman
Ambient Vision web -zing

- Ambient Vision web -zing

"Momentum into Nothingness"

I do not like jazz very much at all.
I love this cd! There are only slight references to jazz but the
overall appeal is of experimental, avant-garde and dissonant ambience!
while you call yourselves an ambient jazz group, i hear you as
experimental at the edges of the ambient universe
Jim Brenholts
Ambient Navigator; web-zine

- Ambient Navigator


Still working on that hot first release.



 “Stop by Fear”, is the unique collaboration between creative artists that share a love for adventurous musical styling and sounds.

They have come together in anticipation of adding their voice to the universal cacophony of that very special music that generations have loved. The quintessential marriage of new music in the genre of modern jazz/free improvisation, jazz rock, ambient, experimental and the avant-garde, funk jazz music and Neo soul/R&B.

The main locomotive engine of this collective is L.A. Jenkins

“Stop by Fear “is his partner’s in this endeavor and all of his creative output is directed through the umbrella of “SBF”;

Bio, L.A. is a modern jazz guitarist/ composer; L.A., has many musical styles and interests and his art and creativity is on display in this presentation. His relaxed approach to his art is always about the music and the collaboration he forges with other like minded musicians. 
He wishes “to advance the ideal of artistic freedom being unhindered by cultural assumptions about the individual and enforced as limiting expectations as it relates to categories and genre.”
Thus he dips his “toe” (so to speak) into many styles of creative music.

L. A.; current interest is playing in the genre of modern jazz/free improvisation, jazz rock, ambient, experimental and the avant-garde , funk jazz music and Neo soul/R&B.

As stated, SBF is a collective of artists that coalesce into a collaborative that takes this musical art form and makes the music their own.

 Stop by Fear is:

 L.A. Jenkins – Guitar, programming,

Martin Rippel, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, handheld percussion,

Chris Weldon, Cello, Gong, Electronic loops:

 addition collaborators:

 Chris Murray, Drums/ Sampler,

 Monique Mitchell/ Vocals

Anthony Jacobs, Flute, Trombone, Alien wind instruments, handheld percussion. 

Hasan Abdur-Razzaq - Reeds - Cello – Percussion, 

 Adam Smith - Drums - Percussion – Synthesizers 

 Also,  L.A. has collaborated with some  creative artist over the last couple of years: to name a few, percussionist: Tatsuya Nakatani, bassist Tom Abbs, bassist Joel Peterson, saxophonist Michael Cary, saxophonist Gary Thompson, drummer Ryan Jewell,  multi- instrumentalist, James Cornish and Guitarist Ken Aldroft to name a few notable collaborations. 

So: explore the music presented and enjoy the ethereal music of “Stop by Fear”.







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