This top notch project features some of the finest New York studio musicians, brought together by producer/ musician David Ondrick on “Flesh & Bone”. His soaring alto and tenor sax melodies are backed up solidly by a very diverse and amazingly talented group of musicians. Players on this project have toured the world with renowned groups like Toots & the Maytals, Sting, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Capleton, Israel Vibration, The Machito Orchestra, and Glen Washington, just to name a few.
The CD contains an ecclectic mix of tunes that fuse reggae, jazz and even dub poetry, creating a unique sound that Ondrick has coined “jazzDub”. The players really get a chance to open up on David’s arrangements. You’ll hear Oku Onuoru’s haunting poetry on the track “Here I Am”, Clarke Gayton tearing up a trombone solo and Karl Wright’s unique drumming style on “Latin Manhattan”, Andy Bassford’s deadly guitars on “Lively Bounce”, bass riffs from Courtney Panton on the title track “Flesh & Bone”, as well as beautiful piano work by Horace James on the classic, “My Mother’s Eyes”.
Musicians appearing on the CD “Flesh & Bone”:
Vocals: Oku Onuora, Patrick Gordon, Sharon Williams
Bass: Courtney Panton, David Ondrick, David Cuite
Drums: David “Robbie” Hewitt, Karl Wright, Cornell Marshal
Guitars: Andy Bassford, Rich Tozzoli, Hernan Romero
Percussion: Larry MacDonald, Courtney Panton, Junior Wedderburn
Keyboards: Horace James
Alto and Tenor Sax: David Ondrick
Trombone: Clarke Gayton, Gerry Chamberlain
Melodica: Monty Mento
Trumpet: Rolf LangsJoen
Digeridoo: Aaron Ryder