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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.
Performance CreditsSean Jones Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Eddie Howard Organ
Orrin Evans Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Jerome Jennings Drums
Obed Calvaire Drums
Technical CreditsDuke Ellington Composer
Brad Leali Composer
Don Murray Engineer
Orrin Evans Arranger,Composer
Maria Ehrenreich Production Director,Creative Services Director
Sean Jones Composer
Raj Naik Graphic Design
Obed Calvaire Composer
Gretchen Valade Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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 .