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Kevin Peter Jones – Magnetic Journey

Drummer Kevin Peter Jones can look back on an excellent education. During his time at Elk Grove High School he met world renowned jazz drummers Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. Although trained as jet engine technician, flight engineer and pilot in the US Air Force his affinity for music never faded away.

He performed with The Yellowjackets, Bernard Wight, Wayman Tisdale, Will Kennedy and met the artists David Weckl, John Patitucci, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Sado Watanabe, Chick Correa and Steve Smith.

Kevin has just finished his debut album Magnetic Journey (2009). To make it special he invited top-notch artists like Eddie Baccus, Jr., Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Eric Marienthal, Scott Ambush, and Mike Miller.

After the first notes of Modaji the listener already knows, that Kevin has created something exquisite with a great love to the detail. Dave Grusin composed this tune for Harvey Mason’s album Marching In The Street (1976) and published it one year later on his own record One Of A Kind. The rendition is a little slower than the original, but there is enough space for Eddie Baccus’ saxophone solo. Russell Ferrante delivers the retro feeling with his superb performance on Rhodes.

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Kevin Peter Jones – Magnetic Journey

One of Washington, D.C.’s most refreshing new talents, Kevin Peter Jones,  released his long awaited debut-album, Magnetic Journey on Tuesday September 29, 2009 on Sakestyle Entertainment. It is with good reason that Kevin has been on the rise since the journey to complete this project started in 2005. Known for his ability to blend a variety of musical genres and styles, he has produced an eclectic yet cohesive sonic experience, Kevin Peter Jones meticulously hand selected each song for this album project.

Exclusively produced by Kevin Peter Jones Magnetic Journey includes an all star cast of songwriters including Dave Grusin, Russell Ferrante, St. Louis Jimmy Oden, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Mike Miller, Michel Camilo and Dave Weckl to create a truly inspiring album. Musicians featured on the album include Eddie Baccus, Jr. (Pieces of a Dream), Grammy Award winners Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip (The Yellowjackets), and Eric Marienthal, as well as Grammy nominated musicians Scott Ambush (Spyro Gyra), and Mike Miller (Chick Corea, Bette Midler, and Queen Latifah).

The first single off the album, “Piece of Cake” has a bright up-tempo Latin vibe written by Michel Camilo. Kevin Peter Jones truly makes this song his own providing a modern spin on a smooth latin-jazz classic. Give this album a try at CDBaby. You won’t regret!

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