Paradigm

Paradigm

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Paradigm blends modern jazz exploration with the raw power and sonic possibilities of indie rock, with some prog tendencies thrown in for good measure. Their music has been called a dance oriented blend of progressive jazz and art rock.

Biography

Paradigm creates anthems for the subconscious. The music flits in and out of genres and moods: at times heavy and driving, sometimes funky and joyous, and other times drifting in dreamy sonic explorations. It is ambient, yet harmonically complex, with powerful themes that propel the music ever forward. Paradigm constructs memorable melodies that haunt the mind for days on end, providing a soundtrack to the movie that is life.

The members of Paradigm came together while studying jazz at the University of Louisville, and wowed audiences from the get-go, quickly establishing a loyal local following. Since then, the group has taken its act on the road, gaining fans across the country, as well as performing at major music festivals and sharing intimate double-bills with a wealth of recognized talent, such as the Benevento/Russo Duo, Charlie Hunter, and the Lee Boys, among others. Individual members of Paradigm have performed with an assortment of musicians from a wide range of genres, including: jazz trumpet legend Clark Terry, Paquito D�Rivera, Keller Williams, Delfeayo Marsalis, Vince Welnick, Andy Narell, and members of Garaj Mahal.

Jazz is the common ground, yet the members of Paradigm, each of whom is constantly in demand for freelance work and various other musical projects, all bring a unique accent to the group's collective voice. Paradigm blends modern jazz exploration with the raw power and sonic possibilities of indie rock, with some prog tendencies thrown in for good measure. The sound has been called a dance-oriented blend of progressive jazz and art rock.

Discography

- "Melodies For Uncertain Robots" available nationwide on Ropeadope Records (Charlie Hunter, Benevento/Russo Duo, DJ Logic) and Home Grown Distribution. Spent over a month as Ropeadope Digital's best selling album.

- "Paradigm" (self-titled) released in 2006. Single "Rhythm Police" recieved airplay on public and college radio in the Midwest region.

Set List

Setlists focus on original compositions, with a few covers included. Paradigm usually performs 2 sets, lasting about an hour apiece, but this is very flexible depending on the situation. The band has enough material to play all night if needed. Below is a sample setlist, taken from Paradigm's show at The Hideaway Saloon in Louisville, KY on 4/6/07 (all songs original unless otherwise stated):

Set 1

Littlejohn Island-->
Pomegranate Eater
Mourning Dancers
Sleeptalkers
Laurette
Spun

Set 2

Particles
My Hands Wave Goodbye-->
Orbit-->
Grover-->
My Hands Wave Goodbye
Blowin' Up
Fire Fly

Encore

Idioteque (Radiohead)-->
Melancholy Collide
Across the Universe (The Beatles)

Other tunes include:
Freak Nasty
Memphis Blue
Crosseyed and Painless (Talking Heads)
The Spark That Bled (Flaming Lips)