by Sean Jones


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2006
Label: Mack Avenue
UPC: 0673203103122
catalogNumber: 1031
Rank: 160535

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sean Jones   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Eddie Howard   Organ
Orrin Evans   Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Jerome Jennings   Drums
Obed Calvaire   Drums

Technical Credits

Duke Ellington   Composer
Brad Leali   Composer
Don Murray   Engineer
Pryor   Producer
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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Roots 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago