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Tenth World by Kevin Jones

Tenth World is an album of jazz and world music. Percussionist Kevin Jones melds into his group the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean with jazz and blues. Kevin has assembled some great musicians in Tenth World with the famous Babatunde Lea co-producing this work of art.

His trumpeter, Kevin Louis, comes from the New Orleans school, and is already an accomplished jazz artist in his own right. He has shared the stage with very famous musicians such as Gary Bart and has also played in The Duke Ellington Orchestra. Louis keeps the groove in his playing throughout Beautiful and New Nation. His sense of time is excellent and his trumpet delivers wonderful solos on "Seven Steps to Heaven" and "Climb the Mountain".

This recording is a result of a very special encounter between young musicians who in essence have similar views: they are all attached to Brazilian music.

Luicito Quintero from Venezuela is in there with his talents and gifts. Luisito is already a great musician, highly recognized. He has shared the stage with: Victor Lewis, Jimmy Heath, Roland Guerin, Victor Atkins, Carmen Lundy, Curtis Lundy, Gary Bartz, Henry Butler, Jesse Davis, Will Calhoun, Mos Def, Shelly Carrol, Donald Edwards, Jon Benitez, Oran Evans, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Aaron Thurston Trio and The Howard Fishman Quartet. All choruses are played in harmony as a simple and pure expression of each song, rather than as a specific style. This is possible due to the compositions as well as the care and dedication of the composers.

Bujo's music imbues us with his swing and sun music. The group sound is perfectly balanced and typically Latin in tempo. The language and arrangements of the Afro-Caribbean rhythms and straight-ahead Jazz is Le plus of Bujo’s group. Their playing is more of an experience than a musical outing... harmony, warm communication and the spirit being in the music. This is not CD salsa; this is Afro-Latin jazz. A nice one.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Kevin Jones
  • CD Title: Tenth World
  • Genre: Latin Jazz / Latin Funk
  • Year Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Modem Music
  • Tracks: Bodhisattava Wonderful Sound, Estilo Nuevo, New Nation, Bukoki, Mac Coy Joy, The Untold Loreli, Seven Steps to Heaven, Beautiful, Seduced by Darkness, Climb the Mountain, Kou-Kou
  • Musicians: "Bujo" Kevin Jones (vocals, congas, bongos, djembe, percussion); Kelvin Sholar (vocals, piano); Babatunde Lea (vocals, drums, percussion); George Makinto (flute, balafon, percussion); Brian Horton (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Kevin Louis (trumpet); Damon Warmack (double bass); Jaimeo Brown (drums)
  • Rating: Four Stars
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