Bujo Kevin Jones & Tenth World: Tenth World Order


Tenth World Order


Bujo Kevin Jones & Tenth World


Live! (Motema MTM 00020)

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Bujo Kevin Jones (congas, djembe, percussion),

Kevin Louis (trumpet), Brian Horton (tenor sax), Kelvin Sholar (piano), Joshua David (electric bass), Jaimeo Brown (drums)


Composed by Kelvin Sholar


Recorded: Village Theater, Los Angeles, 2004


Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

The percussion builds tension right from the start, and you can't help but wonder where the inevitable explosion will lead. But then a funny thing happens a short break resets the beat into a loping waltz-time dirge almost like a second-line parade trying to build up enough steam to get moving. And, yes, the heat does build, thanks to the trumpet/tenor sax duo of Kevin Louis and Brian Horton. Yet, just when I'm absolutely certain that the initial friction will be overcome, pianist Kelvin Sholar busts in to morph the groove in a decidedly more Latin direction. This in no way deters the horns, who slowly bump the intensity by building lines atop the piano. At about the 10-minute mark, I swear you will feel the urge to rip off your clothes and throw yourself to the ground, writhing in the beauty of it all.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski


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