The Juryman trilogy by visionary electro-jazz artist Ian Simmonds have made a deep impression on press and music lovers alike. He was described in the media as "One of Britain's most vital talents" (Mojo) and "A modern-day Mingus for the nu-jazz generation" (Mixmag), French daily Le Monde went as far as saying that "he's one of the inventors of today's sound, alongside Moby and Tricky", and Muzik described his music by saying that "it's like all the best bits of Gil Scott-Heron, Red Snapper and Ry Cooder rolled together, it bristles with widescreen energy, bustles with gorgeous flurries of funky rhythms... Elegant, deep, complex and constantly surprising".

Ian Simmonds was born in Wales. He followed his globe- trotter-cum-jazz-trumpet-player dad around the world, and thus spent part of his childhood in Australia and in the US (as witnessed by the cover illustration of this album...). Originally a bass player, he was a member of early Acid Jazz cult band The Sandals, and moved on to write and record his own music. He's released five acclaimed albums between 1997 and 2006 (see discog). Besides creating his own music, Ian has been increasingly busy as a remixer (he's reworked tracks by Peter Kruder, The Underwolves, Suba, Taraf de Haidouks) and as a DJ (he's been performing in Japan, Russia and most of Western Europe). He's also a photographer and has set up a film production company with two friends, including director Adam Smith (who has directed videos for The Streets, Stereo MCs, Goldie Lookin' Chain and... Juryman, of course...)

After his three Juryman albums ( ‘Mail-Order Justice’ in 1997, ‘The Hill’  in 2000 and  'Escape To Where' in 2002) and two albums under his own names released on Studio K7 (‘Last States Of Nature’ in 99 and 'Return To X' in 01), Ian Simmonds released an album as Wise In Time in 2006


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