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The Paradox (Jean-Phi Dary & Jeff Mills)

The Paradox is the electro-jazz project of legendary Detroit techno pioneer Jeff Mills and Guyanese-born French keyboardist Jean-Phi Dary. The duo was born during the Tomorrow Comes The Harvest tour with Tony Allen. Jeff Mills and Jean-Philippe Dary used to have short jam sessions while waiting for the Afrobeat messiah to arrive on stage. This spontaneous alchemy is the basis of the album Counter Active, a collection of pieces for keyboards and drum machines. Sometimes the evocation of a key word or a colour was enough to inspire the tracks, improvised in real time without a computer or digital synchronisation. Both on stage and on record, witness the birth of new musical compositions live with The Paradox.