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Melvin McCuin Jones possesses a stylistic philosophy, an almost hypnotic sound, and technical facility found among few trumpeters his age. He seems to shine seamlessly in almost any musical setting. Whether he's playing lead trumpet, screaming on top of a professional horn section, performing serious classical repertoire, or stepping out in front of a jazz quartet and leading a jam session, this young man proves to be quite capable of capturing the attention of any audience. Melvin first began his professional musical journey in 1998 while attending Morehouse College when he made an appearance on TLC’s triple platinum hit album “Fanmail.” During the same year, Melvin along with two other "Men of Morehouse" (Kevin Johnson and Broderick Santiago) formed one of the most popular Latin Jazz Ensembles in the Southeastern American Region named Rio Negro



Label: Hightower Legacy Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Can't Hide Love; The Doll; Gee Baby; Rendez Vous; All To The Good; Plain Jane; Need You; The Gift; Love and Happiness; Here's To Life.


News: Recording

Trumpet Ace Melvin Jones Hits Straight to the Core on His "Pivot" Album

Trumpet Ace Melvin Jones Hits Straight to the Core on His "Pivot" Album

I am not going to mess with a lot of words today. That's because a lot of words are not needed to capture what Melvin Jones's Pivot (Turnaround 1004) is all about. Mr. Jones plays trumpet with a brash and bold extroversion that puts him in the Lee Morgan-Freddie Hubbard-Woody Shaw bracket. Hook him up with ...


Article: Album Review

Mace Hibbard: Time Gone By

Read "Time Gone By" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Performing a selection of thoroughly modern jazz, inspired and influenced by the music of Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis and Branford Marsalis, Atlanta-based saxophonist/composer Mace Hibbard delivers the creative and highly entertaining Time Gone By, his second album as leader and the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut, When Last We Met (CDBY, 2007). A ...


Article: Album Review

Melvin Jones: Pivot

Read "Pivot" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Melvin Jones offers a variety of musical styles on Pivot, with a selection of modern romp and simmering ballads on this very impressive debut as a leader. For the trumpeter, “pivot" is the defining moment--indeed the turning point--in which different genres come together in one special album. Jones contributes the majority of this thirteen-piece, nearly all ...


News: Recording

Debut Solo Album Released of Celebrated Jazz Trumpeter Melvin Jones

Debut Solo Album Released of Celebrated Jazz Trumpeter Melvin Jones

ATLANTA—Turnaround Records, together with highly acclaimed jazz trumpeter Melvin Jones, proudly announces the release of Jones' first solo album entitled 'Pivot.' A culmination of many years of performing with numerous greats in the jazz industry, 'Pivot' showcases Jones' simmering style and his technical facility through original compositions that will captivate both newer listeners and long-standing fans. ...


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