Bujo Kevin Jones & 10th WorldSubmitted by World Beat on Wed, 02/03/2010 - 19:42
Percussionist/Bandleader - Bujo Kevin Jones debut recording for Motema Music, "TENTH WORLD", is a festive, multi-cultural affair.
Driven by the organic pathways of the drum, Jones and his spirited crew traverse waters from Harlem River Drive soul to the streets of Havana all the way to the Congo heart of the African motherland.
Those diverse traditions are bathed in the spirit of jazz improvisation, fired by kinetic horn play, rippling keyboards, deep bass grooves, and the kind of palpable joy of music-making engendered in the selfless ensemble play of Bujo Kevin Jones & the Tenth World band.
Bujo is a percussionist in the ancient future mode. Heavily steeped in ancestral spirits he is nonetheless a modern man whose technique and approach to the hand drums and miscellaneous percussion encompasses several traditions.