Harvey Mason Band – Live at Java Jazz Festival (2015). Harvey Mason “Chameleon” featuring: Kevin Randolph , Kanya Iwana, Dmitry “Tall Bassist” Gorodetsky, Brian Hargrove, Danny Janklow.
Accompanying Harvey are young musicians who are members of the Chameleon syndicate, as is the title of Harvey’s latest album. These included Fred Washington, Jr., Christopher Turner, John Beasley and Kamasi Washington saxophonist.
Harvey Mason Band – Java Jazz Festival (2015)
Harvey Mason – Drums
Christopher Turner – Vocal
John Beasley – Keyboards
Kamasi Washington – Saxophone
Fred Washington Jr. – Bass
Harvey Mason posted firmly in his fifth decade of professional music making with no signs of slowing, his precision time keeping and versatility have placed him among the most in-demand session drummers of all-time. With his tumbling tom-tom fills, and the lickity slick synchronization between his hi-hat cymbals, snare and bass drums as instantly recognizable sonic signatures, it’s no wonder he has won four 1st place plaques from Modern Drummer magazine’s annual studio poll and, for 2017, is nominated for the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame.
Harvey is also a founding member of the all-star contemporary jazz “super group,” Fourplay, in which he flexes his writing, playing, arranging and production skills with partners keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East and guitarist Chuck Loeb (sadly now deceased).