Out Today: Debut Ropeadope Release from Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
There is no time to rest for trio Jonathan Scales Fourchestra who have wrapped up a whirlwind spring tour and are diving into summer dates promoting the release of their self-titled album due out today, Tuesday July 9th on Ropeadope Records. Jonathan Scales Fourchestra is the debut album from an up-and-coming group of innovators paying homage to the old-school progressive fusion which inspired steel pan frontman Jonathan Scales in his youth, while at the same time vividly representing Contemporary Jazz arrangements and intricately woven melodies. The result is a cerebral, harmonious effort with Scales contributing irresistibly bright tones of steel pans while accompanied by tight rhythms lent by percussionist/drummer Phil Bronson and ‘picked’ fusion bass contributed by bassist Cody Wright.
On Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, the group collaborated with some of music’s heavy hitters including Grammy award winning bassist Victor Wooten and fellow Grammy award-winning harmonica/piano veteran Howard Levy (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones). Fiddle virtuoso Casey Driessen and various members of Michael Bublé Band also make an appearance. The album’s release is supported by select performance dates along the East Coast and will continue into the fall. See below for tour dates.
The album is available digitally through iTunes and Amazon and physically through www.jonscales.com
For more information on Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, visit: http://www.jonscales.com
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Summer Tour Dates:
July 19 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
July 20 - Black Mountain, NC - Pisgah Brewing Company
July 25 - Beaufort, NC - Backstreet Pub
July 26 - Lexington, NC - High Rock Outfitters
July 28 - Asheville, NC - BeleChere Festival
July 31 - North Bethesda, MD - Strathmore Outdoor Concert Series
August 1 - Philadelphia, PA - Chris’ Jazz Cafe
August 3 - Blacksburg, VA - Steppin’ Out Festival
August 31 - Abingdon, VA - Wolf Hills Brewery
September 19 - Greensboro, NC - City Market