Oluyemi & Ijeoma Thomas of Positive Knowledge has recorded & performed together for the past two decades, composing and sharing their joyful Creative World Music Systems with lovers of music and poetry around the world.
Ijeoma Thomas - Wordsmith, spoken word artist, poet vocalist and teacher believes "all art is a gift of the Holy Spirit."
Composer, teacher & multi-reed musician (bass clarinet, saxophones) Oluyemi Thomas brings elements of life and work to the flow & he believes:
"The musician's art is among those arts worthy of the highest praise..."
As a great enhancement to their compositional approaches, Positive Knowledge continues to perform throughout the United States, Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, Israel, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands which has resulted in a rich multifaceted vocabulary to date.
They have recorded or performed with such artists as Cecil Taylor, Wadada Leo Smith, Roscoe Mitchell, Alan Silva, Peter Kowald, Henry Kaiser,William Parker, Miya Masaoka & Gino Robair, "Kidd" Edward Jordan.
released October 1, 2003
Wilber Morris, bass
Michael Wimberly, drums
Ijeoma Thomas, spoken word, percussion
Oluyemi Thomas, bass clarinet, c-melody sax, flute, musette, perc.
Edgetone Records is place for new music crossing the genre boundaries. Founded by musician/producer, Rent Romus, the label
took shape in 1991. After being on a long hiatus Rent re-opened Edgetone in January 2000 and expanded it to support D.I.Y. (do it yourself) artists looking for a ground base and community label identity....more
The mallet percussionist and improviser's solo debut is flush with nostalgic melodies and stirring dissonances—a rich, experimental universe well worth exploring. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 15, 2021