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Comprised of members Oluyemi Thomas (bass clarinet, sax, flute), Ijeoma Thomas (vocals), Bruce Eisenbeil (guitar), Wilbur Morris (bass), and Michael Wimberly (drums), the Oakland, California-based Positive…
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Comprised of members Oluyemi Thomas (bass clarinet, sax, flute), Ijeoma Thomas (vocals), Bruce Eisenbeil (guitar), Wilbur Morris (bass), and Michael Wimberly (drums), the Oakland, California-based Positive Knowledge is a jazz-fusion outfit that issued a few released during the late '90s. Most of its members' names may sound familiar to modern day jazz buffs, as they've been involved in numerous other projects (the group's leader, Thomas, was once quoted in the British magazine 'The Wire' as being "one of North America's preeminent bass clarinetists"). Thomas is also a published author/poet who has issued releases on the Music & Arts label (the same label that issues Positive Knowledge's recordings). Additionally, Eisenbeil has issued several albums on his own (plus playing with countless others), Morris has recorded with the likes of David Murray, Ken McIntyre, Borah Bergman, and Rashied Ali, while Wimberly has recorded/toured with Steve Coleman, David Murray, and Charles Gayle, plus rock artists Henry Rollins, Mickey Hart, and Vernon Reid. Positive Knowledge has issued a pair of albums thus far, 1995's Another Day's Journey and 1996's Invocation #9.