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Weston, Grant Calvin

Improv Messenger [CD + DOWNLOAD]

Weston, Grant Calvin : Improv Messenger [CD + DOWNLOAD] (577 Records)

Performing on drums, trumpet, guitar, bass, moog bass, and keyboards, Philadelphia born and West Coast drummer/multi-instrumentalist Grant Calvin Weston, a member of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time Band, presents an album or fierce drumming and powerful electronic sources balanced with beautifully paced sonic environments, 16 tracks of diverse and gripping music.
 

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Grant Calvin Weston-drums, trumpet, guitar, bass, moog bass, keyboards


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Exclusive limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies. Download code included with the disc.

Label: 577 Records
Catalog ID: 5796
Squidco Product Code: 25373

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Third Story Studio in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

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"This is Grant Calvin Weston's second recording on 577 Records, joining his previous release, Flying Kites (with guitarist Lucas Brode) from 2015.

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's Prime Time Band in the 1980s. "-577 Records

"Weston lays down a ferocious groove with ecstatic shouts ... tugging rhythmic displacements that tease like thunder and lightning throughout."-All About Jazz


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Artist Biographies

"G Calvin Weston was born June 6, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA. He became interested in drums at the age of 6, when he (and his neighbors) discovered his talent for rhythm as he beat on every car on the block. He lived in North Philadelphia where he saw musicians like Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five and James Brown at the Uptown Theatre. Seeing his attention focused on the drummers, his Father bought him a small set. In high school Calvin learned to read music and played second snare in the drum ensemble. He co-founded the group Bad Influence which played in cabarets and clubs around Philadelphia.

At 17, Calvin joined Ornette Colemans Prime Time Band,with bass player jamalaadean tacuma.his close friend from philly, which toured extensively in North America and Europe.

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."

-LInkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/g-calvin-weston-65b06a15/)
6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Orion 4:14

2. Flower 4:46

3. Avenger 5:25

4. In The Dumpsta 4:03

5. Mr. Alfred 3:14

6. Butter Fly 4:49

7. The Taylor Report 4:46

8. Exit Enter 1:38

9. Claim 2:56

10. Cobham 6:15

11. Meltdown 2:52

12. The Formula 5:38

13. Never Walk 4:28

14. My TV 4:04

15. Symphony 7:08

16. Insanity 7:55

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