‘A high-octane, suit-wearing blistering jazz duo.’ – Chattanooga Now
Creative Loafing’s Best Jazz Band 2016 – ‘This is free jazz at its finest and having them in Charlotte is a real treat’.
‘The undisputed local masters of ferocious, sorcerous, and way out there jazz’. – Matt Cosper, CLTure
James Gilmore FreeTet feat Ned Ferm:
“[James Gilmore] has made a name for himself as one of the most prominent free-jazz musicians in the Triad. Having performed alongside dozens of top musicians and constantly playing shows, Gilmore seems to make it a point to keep the spaces around him occupied by new musicians. With an ever-changing, collaborating lineup, Gilmore’s music achieves a level of sound that is as transitory and ebbing as a river.” -Triad City Beat
“[Ned Ferm] is a brute-force player who favors hard-angle skree and sickening drone, yet he also lets rip with plenty of passages both lyrical and mellow; the man’s no dunce, and he wrings grace out of the horn where you’d least expect it.” – Dustin Krcatovich, The Quietus