Roots

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Sean Jones is potentially a powerful trumpeter, but on this set he emphasizes his lyrical side. The music is influenced by his religious beliefs yet this is an instrumental set and most of the songs are originals. The only recognizable melody from the past is Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday." There is an incomplete feel to the performances and one finds themselves waiting for something unusual to happen, an explosion of passion or some excitement. It never does happen and, although the playing is heartfelt and quite musical, Roots never becomes particularly memorable. The music is pleasing but largely uneventful.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Sean Jones is potentially a powerful trumpeter, but on this set he emphasizes his lyrical side. The music is influenced by his religious beliefs yet this is an instrumental set and most of the songs are originals. The only recognizable melody from the past is Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday." There is an incomplete feel to the performances and one finds themselves waiting for something unusual to happen, an explosion of passion or some excitement. It never does happen and, although the playing is heartfelt and quite musical, Roots never becomes particularly memorable. The music is pleasing but largely uneventful.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • Label: Mack Avenue
  • UPC: 673203103122
  • Catalog Number: 1031
  • Sales rank: 172,894

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Children's Hymn (1:34)
  2. 2 Roots (7:12)
  3. 3 Divine Inspiration (6:46)
  4. 4 God's Gift (7:03)
  5. 5 Come Sunday (7:05)
  6. 6 Lift Every Voice (8:03)
  7. 7 Offering Time (1:43)
  8. 8 Conversations (5:11)
  9. 9 El Soul (5:19)
  10. 10 Puddin' Time (5:03)
  11. 11 What We Have (8:00)
  12. 12 John 3:16 (5:35)
  13. 13 I Need Thee (5:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sean Jones Primary Artist, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Eddie Howard Jr. Organ
Orrin Evans Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Jerome Jennings Drums
Obed Calvaire Drums
Technical Credits
Duke Ellington Composer
Brad Leali Composer
Don Murray Engineer
Al Pryor Producer
Doug Sax Mastering
Orrin Evans Arranger, Composer
Maria Ehrenreich Production Director, Creative Services Director
Traditional Composer
Sean Jones Composer
Raj Naik Graphic Design
Obed Calvaire Composer
Gretchen Valade Liner Notes, Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Keep going Sean!

    I had to call the radio station when I heard the song "God's gift". The song is amazing. Sean is a wonderful musician and I wish him great success! The rest of the cd is very nice. For now my favorites are " God's gift" and the title cut "Roots". I plan to keep listening for this artist .

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