Overview: The steel pan, an amazing musical discovery born in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad & Tobago, is often times associated with sandy beaches, tropical climates, and cruise ships: that's not exactly what you get at a show by the jazz-fusion quartet, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. Modern Drummer Magazine recognizes, "... Jonathan Scales makes the pans fit in unconventional musical spaces..." and Jazz Times goes on to state that Scales' brings forth a "new vitality to the traditional Caribbean instrument... picking up where Othello Molineaux left off 20 years ago with Jaco Pastorius."
Scales has been called a "...rising star of the steel drums..." by Traps Magazine, while Pan on the Net refers to him as "the Real Deal" and having "A Thelonius Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity that works." When Steel Talks sums it up with, "At the end of the day, Scales is going to be a major play in rewriting the books on steelpan music outside of the box." Artist Site
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