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philadelphia
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
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G Calvin Weston was born June 6, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA. He became interested in drums at the age of 6, when he (and his neighbors) discovered his talent for rhythm as he beat on every car on the block. He lived in North Philadelphia where he saw musicians like Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five and James Brown at the Uptown Theatre. Seeing his attention focused on the drummers, his Father bought him a small set. In high school Calvin learned to read music and played second snare in the drum ensemble. He co-founded the group Bad Influence which played in cabarets and clubs around Philadelphia.

At 17, Calvin joined Ornette Colemans 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 Westons Big Tree, Calvin explores the many musical influences of his career as band leader and composer.He also has a new band with world guitarist,Vernon Reid and bass player,Jamalaadean tacuma and formed the group freeformfunkyfreqs and there new cd Urban Mythology Volume 1.
He also plays with JEAN-PAUL BOURELLY AND MELVIN GIBBS IN THE BAND CALLED GYPSYS RELOADED,THAT TOURED IN MARCH OF 2008,THAT RECORDED A LIVE CD AT THE BIMHUIS..G.Calvin Weston has played on many recording,the Asmodeus cd,with Marc Ribot and trevor Dunn,the music of JOHN Zorn..Book Of Angels Volume 7...


G Calvin Weston Discography
Ornette Coleman - "Of Human Feelings" - Columbia Records 1979
James Blood Ulmer - "Are You Glad To Be In America?" - Artist House 1980
James Blood Ulmer - "Black Rock" - CBS 1982
James Blood Ulmer - "Free Lancing" - CBS 1981
George Adams / James Blood Ulmer Quarter - "Jazzbuhne Berlin '85" - Repertoire
James Blook Ulmer / George Adams / Phalanx - "Got Something Good For You" - Moers Music 1986
Grant Calvin Weston - "Dance Romance" - In+Out 1995
Ornette Coleman - "In All Languages" - Acoustilog Studios 1987
Ornette Coleman & Prime Time - "Virgin Beauty" - 1988
James Blood Ulmer - "Black & Blues" - 1990
The James Blood Ulmer Blues Experience - "Blues Allnight" - In+Out 1990
John Lurie National Orchestra - "Men With Sticks" - 1993
Tricky - "Angels With Dirty Faces" - Island 1998
The Lounge Lizards - "Queen of All Ears"
Eyvind Kang on Dying Ground Live at the Knitting Factory - 1997
Derek Baily / Jamaaladeen Tacuma / Calvin Weston - "Mirakle" - Orange Music 1999
John Lurie - "African Swim and Manny Lo" - 1999
James Carter - "Layin' In The Cut" - Atlantic 2000 Marc Ribot,Trevor dunn,G.Calvin Weston,Asmodeus Book of ANGELS VOLUME 7,Music of JOHN ZORN-2006-TZADIK MUSIC
Vernon Reid,JamalaadeanTacuma-G .CALVIN WESTON.URBAN MYTHOLOGY VOLUME 1-THIRSTY EAR RECORDS-2007
JEAN-PAUL BOURELLY-=MELVIN GIBBS-G .CALVIN WESTON-GYPSYS RELOADED-LIVE AT THE BIMHUIS-AMSTERDAM-2008.





Soundtracks
Get Shorty - 1995
Excess Baggage - 1997
Blue In The Face - 1995
Clay Pigeons - 1998
Box of Moonlight - 1997
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What Instrument do you play?
Drums
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://MYSPACE.COM/CALVINWESTON

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At 9:39am on July 25, 2009, Luiz Santos said…
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Welcome G,
Peace and Enjoy The Ride!
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At 5:46pm on July 24, 2009, steven c newton said…
thanks for the invite, u r a bad boy!!! nice!!
At 10:14am on July 24, 2009, Daoud Shaw said…
G,
Nice stuff, I'll stay in tune with you.
Peace,
Daoud
At 7:22am on July 24, 2009, Manee Valentine said…
Welcome to The Jazz Network! Manee

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At 10:47pm on July 23, 2009, brian pinner said…
Thanks for the ad. I'm working on doing some playing up north. Hopefully I'll run across you in my travels.
At 9:13pm on July 23, 2009, Ronald Sereni said…
Hi Grant,
Nice to hear from you. Very impressive background. Nice music scene where you're from, just like Chicago. Talk to you later my friend.
At 9:10pm on July 23, 2009, Leon (Sealey2k) Sealey said…
Man, oh man!
I think I lost about 3 pounds just listening to you work out on the music you provided. Are you spotlighted when you perform? You are truly a standout drummer.
At 8:53pm on July 23, 2009, mike boyce said…
Thanks for for the welcome and friendship I look forward to exploring your page and music Mike
 
 
 

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