While visions of sugarplums danced in children’s heads worldwide this past Dec. 24, Asheville steel pannist Jonathan Scales sat at his in-laws’ house, entranced by a video of his trio’s performance six days prior. Three months of intense work later, those initial glimpses have evolved into the band’s stellar debut DVD Alive at Rex Theater. […]
After what he calls “years and years” of Roy “Futureman” Wooten preaching to him about pushing the art form to new compositional heights, Jonathan Scales at last decided to heed those words with “Mixtape Symphony,” his latest album with bassist Cody Wright and percussionist Phill Bronson. A record release show, slated for Friday, June 6, at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall celebrates the dense, 33-minute work.
Local steel pan player Jonathan Scales recently teamed up with singer-songwriter/cellist Ben Sollee on a cover of Harry Belafonte’s “Dolly Down.” Taylor Hellhake and Emily Newton filmed the performance at The Hop West. Jordan Ellis plays percussion. Sollee also played Isis Restuarant & Music Hall last Thursday.
Click through for the recently-released video by Jonathan Scales Fourchestra.
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s self-titled debut on Ropeadope releases today.
Special for New Year’s Eve: The local steel pan fusion outfit releases this new video, recorded on Wall Street in downtown Asheville.
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In advance of the release of his album, Character Farm & Other Short Stories, local steel-pan player Jonathan Scales shows off a thoughtful and inspiring new video.