By Mandolin Cafe
May 7, 2012 - 8:30 am
Multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven has announced the release of his newest recording, All Four One, a collection of jazz influenced original compositions with roots and world flavors.
On the recording, Craven teams up with John R. Burr on keys and key bass, Kendrick Freeman on drum kit and percussion, and Rick Kuhns on accordion.
This project celebrates a long time friendship and musical collaboration. Kendrick is an exceptionally versatile percussionist and vocalist and his knowledge, artistry and playfulness at the kit have made him Joe's favorite drummer to work with.
John R. Burr, 17 year veteran of The Alison Brown Quartet, brings his exceptional gifts on the keyboard to create a signature sound to the Trio. He has a rare ability to convincingly be both pianist and bassist in the JCT via electronic keyboards.
Rich Kuhns is wildly inventive on piano, accordion and electric keyboards. Past collaborations include musical and theatrical personalities, such as Nelson Riddle, Harry Belafonte, Richie Cole, and accompanying impressionist Frank Gorshin and Brazilian diva Elza Soares.
About Joe Craven: For almost 17 years, Craven was the highly respected multi-instrumentalist with the David Grisman Quintet as percussionist and fiddler as well as holding down mandolin duties. He's made a wide range of music with a wide range of artists including Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli, The Alison Brown Quartet, Maria Muldaur, Vassar Clements, Psychograss, and Rob Ickes.
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