Improvising guitarist Jason Bivins arrived old in Washington, D.C., where he primarily performed in punk organizations before shifting to funk, fusion, as well as the avant-garde. He performed in Sweatbox and Plum Loco in Washington, after that shifted to Indiana to go after graduate research in religious beliefs. While in Indiana, he became a member of a number of improv organizations, including the Unpredictable Outfit, the trio M, and a duo with Richard Patterson. He also founded his personal Jason Bivins Trio. While in Indiana, Bivins also started writing evaluations for Cadence and One Last Note mags. Bivins became a teacher of religious beliefs at NEW YORK State College or university in 2000, but he continuing to play using the Unstable Outfit, whom he became a member of on 2001’s 17 Methods and 2002’s The Liturgy of Spirits. He also became a member of the Micro-East Collective with time to play on the 2001 recording Fabric, and he started using Slugworth, a quartet offering Micro-East innovator Ian Davis. 2003 noticed the discharge of Benthic, a duo recording offering both Bivins and Davis.