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LATIN
SALSA
CHARANGA
JAZZ
FUNK
ROCK
DISCO
FUSION

Violinist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


URBAN SUITE(New York City circa 1978)
Eddie Drennon, violinist, composer and producer
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(C)& (P) 2008 ELECTRIC STRING MUSIC CO BMI

Disco, a fusion of  Afro American, Afro Cuban and Afro Puerto Rican music and dance, was about to give birth to rap.  URBAN SUITE contains musical elements of these inherently West African cultures as heard (live and recorded) in the clubs of New York City circa 1978.  During A BRAZILIAN BLEND, the Afro Brazilian samba rhythm intertwined with Afro American funk is heard.  Improvisations by Mauricio Smith (flute and tenor sax) and Eddie Drennon (violin) are sprinkled throughout the collection.
Eddie is featured in Sam Bardfeld’s critically acclaimed book LATIN VIOLIN: How to play Salsa, Charanga and Latin Jazz Violin.

FROM THE COMPOSER'S VAULT
1975-77 EDDIE DRENNON DEMOS Including:
DISCO JAM (CV2) 6:02

LET’S DO THE LATIN HUSTLE (CV7) 6:12
WOULD YOU DANCE TO MY MUSIC (CV15) 3:52
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More to Come - Including Music by DEY SMOOVE

Eddie Drennon, a native of Newark, New Jersey, attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Howard University School of Music.  He is currently on the faculty of the George Washington University, the Levine School of Music and performs with the Umoja String Quartet.
Formerly a featured violinist with the great Bo Diddley, Orquesta Novel and Charanga America, Eddie toured throughout the Americas, West Africa and Europe.  He is hailed as “an eclectic talent” and “master violinist.” 
For over five decades, Eddie has worked as a composer, arranger, record producer and performer across a wide range of genres (classical, jazz, R&B, rock, Latin, funk, pop, salsa, disco fusion, Latin Hustle, hip hop, contemporary jazz) with varied artists including: Vi Burnside, Ike & Tina Turner, Lou Perez, Ray Barretto, Johnny Pacheco, The Les Brown Band, Henry Mancini, Frank Sinatra, Don Costa, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, Tom Moulton, Esther Williams, Charanga 76, The Urban Philharmonic, Buster Williams, Ennio Morricone, SOJA…
“What song should every band in Washington know how to play? ... Is it a march by John Philip Sousa or a jazz standard by Duke Ellington? … even though Washington may not rank with New York or Nashville … plenty of great music has come from here …How about 1975’s “Let’s Do the Latin Hustle” by Eddie Drennon and B.B.S. Unlimited.”  - John Kelly, Washington Post May 23, 2013

 

 

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