Posts tagged percussion
Posts tagged percussion
‘Set the Children Free’ - featuring Toots Hibbert (‘Pressure Drop’) - is a positive, uptempo piece that depicts the vitality of age; the greying master percussionist amidst a breakdance circle of experienced urban youths on the rooftops of NYC.
DRUMQUESTRA is Larry McDonald’s debut solo release on MCPR Music. Produced by Sidney Mills (Steel Pulse, Sly and Robbie), the album triumphantly distills McDonald’s own epic percussion explorations, starting with Jamaican mento and ska in the 1960s, and flowing through the exciting cross-currents of Africa, Brazil and Cuba that he knows as his own.
Larry McDonald has worked with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Bad Brains, Gil Scott-Heron and many more luminaries in his 40-year career. He is also a founding member of NYC-based bands The Rocksteady 7 and Dub Is A Weapon.
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Artist: Larry McDonald
Genre: Percussionist/Reggae/Ska/Roots/Afro-Soul/Lovers Rock
“Steered by seasoned reggae producer Sidney Mills, ‘Drumquestra’ - boasting a unique orchestra that unites several generations of Jamaican drummers - triumphantly reflects McDonald’s own diverse percussion explorations; creating a personal and mystical dancefloor excursion that encompasses 16 songs drawing only on percussion, drums and the human voice….”
‘Drumquestra is the debut album from Jamaican drum master Larry McDonald. Being far from new on the scene, McDonald is considered one of the finest percussion exponents in the world, with a career beginning at the heart of the Ska scene over 40 years ago. His list of credits includes collaboration with heavyweight artists Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Lee Perry, Toots & the Maytals, The Wailers, Bad Brains, Taj Mahal, Earnest Ranglin, and the Skatalites to name but a few……’
Sidney Mills - Keyboards - reggae group “Steel Pulse”
CEO of SPI Music Inc. - parent company of Living Room Records NYC - A music consulting firm with 15 years experience providing clients with expertise for a variety of events and projects. SPI consults internationally within the United States, Jamaica, France, United Kingdom and the UAE. Services range from - record label development, artist management , music and film production, touring services, video consultation to product marketing. Clients include - Warner Brothers, Virgin Records, Price Water House and Coopers, The American Bar Association and Marsh Insurance Company. Since the 1980’s Sidney Mills has produced and collaborated with - Grammy Winners Steel Pulse and Big Mountain, 2008 Europe MTV award artist - Dollar Man, Larry McDonald, Queen Latifah, Wyclef Jean, Ziggy Marley, Shaggy and Michael Stipes (R.E.M.), Mills has scored on films including - Fly By Night, Jamaica Beat and Spike Lee’s movie “Do The Right Thing”.