Max Jaffe, drummer/composer/vocalist of JOBS, releases his debut solo record, Giant Beat, with the evolution of the drum set in mind.
Armed with a new tool called Sensory Percussion (for which Jaffe was a beta tester) developed specifically for a 21st-century drummer, Giant Beat can be looked at as a personal exploration of Jaffe’s relationship with dance music, jazz and experimental rock. The result is a collage of ambient meditations, improvised percussion outbursts, and experimental dance music. Marrying aspects of his disparate inspirations was a natural evolution for Jaffe, driven by his collaborations with DJ/Producer Chrome Sparks as well as being a founding member of experimental jazz group Elder Ones (and the aforementioned JOBS). But let’s be honest, there isn’t a musician on earth who doesn’t combine their many influences. On Giant Beat Jaffe has crafted a truly compelling prism of sonic worlds that’s both enjoyable and easily digestible, but still forward-reaching in nature and scope. Simply put, Max Jaffe has found his creative sweet spot with Giant Beat.