Featuring: Warren Smith – Vibraphone, Abdou Mboup – Vocals, kora and percussion, Jaribu Shahid – Bass, Lloyd Haber – Marimba,
Songs for the Old Ones
In the Valley of Dreams
Dance for Suwoo
Carajillo Con Mantilla
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Bones & Tones was conceived in the fall of 2009.
When Lloyd Haber was invited to put together a group for the Long Beach Jazz Festival he immediately knew he wanted a different sound with a world music flair. With the sound of Marimba and vibraphone as the lead voices from Warren Smith and Lloyd Haber, the one of a kind voice and percussion of Abdou Mboup and the creative bass of Jaribu Shahid, a unique sound was born. The group went into the studio in December of 2009, all eight tracks are originals from Warren Smith and Lloyd Haber. The spice on top are the vocals and kora from Abdou Mboup.
Warren Smith – Multiple percussion, composer: Warren has arguably had one of the most varied careers of any improvising percussionists, working with artists as diverse as Sam Rivers, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Bill Cole and Harry Partch. Though originally trained in modern classical percussion, jazz and improvised music became paramount after moving to New York in the late ’50s. With Max Roach, he started the important percussion ensemble M’Boom Re: Percussion and Smith also opened one of the first and longest-running performance lofts, Studio WIS, in 1967.
Abdou Mboup – Percussion, vocals and Kora: Born in Sengal, he’s taken up the traditional position of the “Griot”, keeping he’s tribe’s history alive orally.A percussion master (both studio session and live), famous for his work with the kora, he’s recorded with everyone from the Tom Tom Club and the Talking Heads to Jean-Luc Ponty, Jean-Michel Pilc and Bill Laswell.
Lloyd Haber- Multiple percussion, composer: A student of the late great Ed Blackwell. Lloyd Has played or recorded with Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Bob Stewart, Craig Harris, Louis Hayes, Kalaparusha McIntyre, Charli Persip, Warren Smith, Donald Smith, Howard Johnson and Ron Burton among others. Lloyd has played all over the world including performances at Symphony Space, John Birks Gillespie auditorium and Aaron Davis Hall. Percussion Ensemble clinics at Sam Ash Music and the Long Island Drum Center. Off-Bdwy musical, Songs for the New World. Music for New LineCinema’s Happenstance.
Jaribu Shahid- Bass: One of the most influential bassists in today’s jazz scene. In Detroit Jaribu played with Martha Reeves, the Spinners, and Mary Wilson. Moved to Philadelphia to play and record with the Sun Ra Arkestra. Recorded or performed with Milt Jackson, Geri Allen, James Carter, Henry Threadgill, Hugh Ragin, and Hamiett Bluiett. Currently with David Murray and a long time member of Roscoe Mitchell’s Note Factory.