Jonathan Scales is one of the most innovative steel pannists on the planet, and is redefining and challenging traditional expectations of his signature instrument. In his hands, the sonic palette of an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical resorts is radically expanded to mimic the role of horns, piano, vibraphone or marimba due to his stunning technique. Scales mesmerizing compositions have captivated listeners and elevated him to the status of a true composer, forging new territory in the medium of instrumental music.
The Jonathan Scales' Fourchestra has always had a fluid lineup top-notch musicians, and even included an all-star version with bassist MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost Note), drummer Robert Sput Searight (Snarky Puppy, Snoop Dogg) and percussionist Weedie Braimah (Trombone Shorty, Nth Power), as well as a number of other talented marquee value players.
Jonathan Scales newest release, PILLAR his sixth albumis a testament to the grit and tenacity he possesses, while also serving as an introduction of his new, full-time rhythm battery consisting of bassist ELon JD and drummer Maison Guidry. These two formidable young lions hold their own in the company of an incredible cast of special guests, including bassists Victor Wooten, trumpeter Christian Scott, saxophonist Jeff Coffin, keyboardist Shaun Martin, and banjo pioneer Béla Fleck.
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