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Artist: Grant Calvin Weston
Grant Calvin Weston - Nassira CD
Label: Amulet
Regular Price: $14.95
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Year: 2008
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Grant Calvin Weston has blazed a harmolodic, funkadelic trail through modern jazz. This record is a culmination of recordings made on the West Coast and his hometown of Philadelphia. Weston puts his Midas touch on electronics and acoustic instruments that blow the socks off any jazz-rock poser out there. Listen to the man who funked-up Ornette Coleman in the 1970s.

“Weston lays down a ferocious groove with ecstatic shouts … tugging rhythmic displacements that tease like thunder and lightning throughout.” — All About Jazz

“Calvin Weston is wild enough by himself; he gets even crazier when he’s joined by other percussionists … [achieves] a rare cohesion, fusing jazz, hip-hop, African rhythms, and funk into an invigorating and exploratory sound that’s both enjoyable and intellectual.” — Philadelphia Weekly

“Fierce grooves, torrid worldbeat percussion vamps, and raucous soloing escapades … a mind-altering exposition.” — eJazzNews

“Calvin is one of my biggest influences. He has been a huge inspiration to many musicians and a portal into Ornette Coleman’s funky harmolodic world. This recording is a culmination of music made on the West Coast and in his Philadelphia hometown. The intense wild alchemy utilizing acoustic and electronic sounds in combination with other Philadelphia musical mavericks makes this a very special (and fun!) trip into the world of Grant Calvin Weston.” — Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood)

ARTISTS
Grant Calvin Weston (drums, trumpet, keyboards); Walter Weasel, Jeff Monjack, Dion Pac (guitar); Tom Spiker (bass); Elliott Levin (sax); Brian Marsella (keyboards)
TRACKS
• Earth Mover
• Space Boy
• Pop Goes the Weasel
• Let’s Funk
• That’s It
• Area 51
• What It Look Like
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