30 August 2010

G. Calvin Weston's Treasures of the Spirit plays Mahavishnu this weekend

G. Calvin Weston's Treasures of the Spirit
Friday, September 3rd - 10:00 PM
1507 South St.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Price: $7

G. Calvin Weston--Drums
Benjamin Karp--Guitar
Cyndee Lee Rule--Violin
David Dzubinski--Keyboards
Elliot Garland--Bass

At 17, Calvin joined Ornette Coleman's Prime Time Band, with bass player Jamalaadean Tacuma, his close friend from Philly, which toured extensively in North America and Europe. After recording four albums with Prime Time, Calvin went on to play and record with guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer, until he joined John Luries Lounge Lizards in 1990.

During the late '90s Calvin recorded and toured with Billy Martin of Medeski Martin and Wood, Tricky, Eyvind Kang, Derek Baily, Mark Ribot, and James Carter. He also played on several movie soundtracks including Get Shorty. For his latest project, Calvin Weston's Big Tree, Calvin explores the many musical influences of his career as bandleader and composer.

He also has a new band with world guitarist, Vernon Reid and bass player, Jamalaadean Tacuma and formed the group freeformfunkyfreqs and their new CD Urban Mythology Volume 1. He also plays with Jean-Paul Bourelly and Melvin Gibbs in the band called Gypsys Reloaded, which toured in March of 2008 and recorded a live CD at the Bimhuis. G. Calvin Weston has played on many recordings including Asmodeus: Book Of Angels Volume 7 with Marc Ribot, Trevor Dunn, and John Zorn.

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