Calvin Napper – Good Vibes

Calvin Napper is a natural born drummer. Although addicted to gospel music he pursues his musical destination in smooth jazz or more precisely funk. Sticks Of Praise (1999) and Soul Rhythms (2005) are his previous works. His new album is entitled Good Vibes (2015) and already available at CDBaby.

These musicians shared their talent on his new project: Melvin Gray (bass, keys), Vance Taylor (keys), Sedar Jones (percussion), Jubu Smith (guitar), Marcus Anderson (sax), Bobby Sparks (organ), and many more. Some of them are like Calvin members of the group Maze.

Just Go starts with Calvin’s drum solo meandering into a funky state of grace. Stylistically, the proximity to Maze is unmistakable. McKinley “Bug” Williams, longtime percussionist for Maze, has died of an heart attack in 2011. Let’s Groove featuring Marcus Anderson is a tribute to this great musician.

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