Ujamaa

The Steven McGill Project

This is the answer to all of your days problems and joys. A global musical excursion, exciting and colorful. An exotic emotional ride that will leave to breathless.

This is what you need!!! Ujamaa, the first recording of all original compositions by The Steven McGill Project. It features a new lineup and some familiar faces. With input from every band member and some exciting scatting by Drummer Gene Stone this is really a nice recording. There are familiar Afro-Cuban sounds, Caribbean sounds, Brazilian sounds, Bebop sounds, even a jazz waltz. If you are looking for something new and exciting you've found it! Relax your mind and get close to the music because you won't want it to stop!

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Nia: Purpose

The Steven McGill Project

Afro-Cuban Jazz/World Beat Jazz

New improvisational music from from the East Los Angels band. While continuing to rework jazz standards the band offers some new directions with the songs "Lost One" (based on John Coltrane's A Love Supreme) and "Give A Little More Love" both of which could be considered "protest" songs as they deal with some of our society's problems, which is not common for a jazz band to do, but is something that is needed if we are to make jazz viable again. If you are looking for something "NEW" this is it!!!!! From the first note until the last this is a journey you don't want to miss. If you like Afro-Cuban drumming, jazz, rock guitar, vocals, reeds and keys this CD is for you!!!!!

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Kujichagulia

The Steven McGill Project

The Steven McGill Project is on fire burnig through some old favorites that will keep you dancig and feeling good. From the opening melody you will begin a musical journey through East L.A. that you won't want to end!!!

"Kujichagulia" is a new direction for the band. This album features eight jazz standards and three original tunes. Past recordings were almost always composed of original compositions. In addition this recording places the work of percussionist Steven McGill at the center of each tune either on the vibraphone, his Conga drums or in a few cases behind the piano. This provides for a more focused sound and direction for the music. If you are a percussion fan this the album for you. If you are as jazz fan this is the album for you. If you are a fan of good music this is the album for you. There are not many percussionist out there you can give you what The Steven McGill Project does!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ujima

The Steven McGill Project

An amalgamation of Afro-Cuban, R&B, Pop, Jazz, and Gospel. A very special new musical experience.

The Steven McGill Project is and ever evolving musical idea. The musicians have worked together for many years in groups and styles. From one track to another a different musical voice and style steps forward filling the listener hear with a cornucopia sounds that will touch their souls. Listen and enjoy!

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Kuumba

The Steven McGill Project

Is based on Afro-Cuban drumming incorporating improvisational elements of jazz and the spirit of rock and roll.

The Steven McGill Project continues to explore new musical directions with these new songs. Steven McGill and Gerald Monteros continue to provide most of the material and play all of the instruments here with a little help from Rose McGill enjoy!

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