Sick Boss
Sick Boss
Ron Samworth
Dogs Do Dream
Peregrine Falls
Peregrine Falls
Film in Music
Tell Tale
Fond of Tigers
Tony Wilson 6Tet
A Day's Life
Subtle Lip Can
Reflective Drime
The Peggy Lee Band
Ratchet Orchestra
Dixie's Death Pool
The Man With Flowering Hands
Aeroplane Trio
Naranja Ha
Subtle Lip Can
Subtle Lip Can
Gord Grdina Trio w/ Mats Gustafsson
Barrel Fire
Fond of Tigers
Continent & Western
Creesus Crisis
A Vacant Lot
Tommy Babin's Benzene
Your Body Is Your Prison
The Tony Wilson Sextet
The People Look Like Flowers At Last
Viviane Houle
Escape Through The Trees
The Perilous Beauty of Madness
Jim McAuley
The Ultimate Frog
The Peggy Lee Band
New Code
Butcher/Müller/van der Schyff
Way Out Northwest
Fond Of Tigers
Release the Saviours
The Furniture Moves Underneath
Tony Wilson 6tet
Pearls Before Swine
Escondido Dreams
ZMF Trio
Circle The Path
Francois Houle
Jesse Zubot
Fond Of Tigers
A Thing To Live With
Dark Blue World
Tony Wilson
Horse's Dream
Crouched Head
Crouched Head
The Winks/Tights
Split CD
Jesse Zubot - Dementia



Jesse Zubot

Cognitive Decline - 2:33 (mp3 excerpt)
Isolation - 2:02 (mp3 excerpt)
Semantically Lost - 2:31
Atrophy - 1:05
Dementia - 2:22
Nootropics - 4:23 (mp3 excerpt)
Sundowning Part 1 - 3:29
Frontotemporal - 3:01
Delusions - 2:01 (mp3 excerpt)
Apraxia - 3:39
Sundowning Part 2 - 3:10
Delirium - 3:50 (mp3 excerpt)
Defeated - 1:42
A Wish - 2:16

*nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award '07


Dementia is Jesse Zubot's first album entirely made up of improvisations. It pivots between solo improvised violin, micro-mandolin orchestras and minimal electronic-influenced sound design. This music was documented during a condensed period of contemplation (June 2006) and is meant to reflect the decline of a human's cognitive state. The urge to go back and edit problematic musical events was purposely avoided in order to capture moments of confusion, paranoia, hope, agitation and the momentum of passed time.

Jesse Zubot, of Vancouver, B.C., is a founding member of the acoustic roots group 'Zubot & Dawson'. Their last recording was produced by Lee Townsend (Bill Frisell, Charlie Hunter) and released on True North Records in Canada. Zubot is also a member of the Great Uncles of the Revolution which includes well-known Toronto bassist Andrew Downing and jazz trumpeter Kevin Turcotte. Both groups are Juno Award winners (2002-03). In the past few years, Jesse has delved heavily into the world of improvised & creative music working with artists as diverse as Fred Frith, François Houle, Secret Mommy, Peggy Lee, Dylan van der Schyff, Fond Of Tigers, Eugene Chadbourne, Dave Douglas, Joe Fonda, Nels Cline, Tony Wilson, Evan Parker, Tony Wilson, David Tronzo, Humcrush, Ron Samworth, Gerry Hemingway, Henry Kaiser and countless others. In 2005, Jesse released two albums entitled LaConnor and Zubotta on his new Drip Audio label. LaConnor, a disordered electro-acoustic album, ended up on many year end best-of lists including Exclaim! Magazine's Top Ten Experimental/Avant-Garde albums. Zubotta, spent a lot of time on !Earshot's Electronic music chart and received airplay on programs such as CBC Radio 3. Jesse spends a lot of his time performing live with these various projects and has appeared at some of the worlds more prestigious festivals including the Monterey Jazz Festival, Era Jazzu (Poland), The Montreal International Jazz Festival, The New York Guitar Festival, Dobrofest (Trnava, Slovakia), Mulhouse Jazz Festival (France) & The Guelph Jazz Festival. In 2003 Jesse was named ‘Violinist of the Year’ at Canada's National Jazz Awards (2003).


"'s the kind of thing that could permanently alter your neurons if you aren’t careful – but I guess I’ll take the risk, because it sounds better each time." - Paris Transatlantic Magazine (Nate Dorward)

"Dementia is a stunning recording, both highly personal and yet technically fascinating, somehow simultaneously open and closed, rich in allusion, technique, music and mystery." - Musicworks Magazine (Stuart Broomer)

"The sonic landscape contains echoes of Stravinsky and Blind Willie Johnson - you bet things get spooky in there! - and the end result is a musical narrative that is startling in its humanity." - CODA Magazine

"...sweetly nostalgic and achingly wounded...this is beautiful music." - Exclaim!

"Idiosyncratic and well worth seeking out." - The Wire

"...a fine disc..." - Signal To Noise

"...savage, yet tender." - CBC Arts Online

"...extraordinary multi-instrumental abstraction." - The Vancouver Sun

"...a sonic experience that would be best taken in with the lights low, and everyone else asleep." - Luka Symons/CKUA Radio (Edmonton)

Album Review: The Squids Ear
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Album Review: Left Hip Magazine
Album Review/Interview: Exclaim!

Album Review: Gaz-Eta
Album Review: Paris Transatlantic Magazine
Album Review: dMute
Best of 2006: Albany Jazz (bottom of page)
Album Review: Point of Departure

Album Review: Textura
Interview: CBC Arts Online




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