Celebrating Elvin Jones

Will Calhoun

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August 26, 2016

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Although he is best known as the hard-driving, groove-oriented drummer for the pioneering rock group Living Colour, Will Calhoun has played in a staggering variety of styles and traditions over the course of his eclectic career. Straight-ahead jazz, fusion, traditional African percussion, funk, hip-hop, and of course hard rock - Calhoun has explored them all, and he traces the roots of all of them to one man: legendary drummer Elvin Jones.

On his second album for Motéma Music, Calhoun pays tribute to his earliest and most profound influence with a stellar band of musicians, all of whom were impacted by Jones through their personal growth as a musician or their past working with him directly: bassist Christian McBride,
saxophonist Antoine Roney, pianist/keyboardist Carlos McKinney, and trumpeter Keyon Harrold.

The great keyboardist Jan Hammer, a member of Jones' trio for 'On the Mountain' (1975), joins the band for a reprise of that album's Gene Perla-penned track 'Destiny', and Senegalese percussionist Doudou N'Diaye Rose joins with a group of drummers for the traditional Japanese folk song 'Doll of the Bride'.

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Catalogue number 234292
Barcode 0885150342923
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 7mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. EJ Blues -
2. Whew -
3. Harmonique -
4. Sarmastah -
5. Mahjong -
6. Shinuitsu -
7. Doll Of The Bride -
8. Destiny -