Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
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“a Thelonius Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity” – Pan on the Net
Steel pannist and founder Jonathan Scales’ compositional skill mixes with tasteful, avant-garde improvisations to form an unmistakably unique approach to an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical music.
“Scales is to steel pans ….what Béla Fleck is to the banjo—an über innovator.” – Driftwood Magazine
Bassist Cody Wright’s gut-wrenching grooves and blistering, soulful melodic lines imbue the trio with a unique intensity that has to be witnessed to be completely understood. Wright is quickly becoming known around the world as a tasteful virtuoso—even bass legendVictor Wooten has called his playing “amazing and musical!”. Drummer Chaisaray “Chais” Schenck’s rock-solid grooves and percussive musicality inspire Scales and Wright to push even further.