Founder of Tonos, throughout his career, Michigan native Greg Burk has positioned himself in both the center and the periphery of jazz, most recently emerging in electronic music circles working with DJ and producer Carl Craig.
John B. Arnold
Born in New York City, John B. Arnold is an American drummer and composer whose innovative approach to the drum kit has been hailed as a revolution in modern drumming. Fusion guitarist John McLaughlin says of Arnold's playing: “He is pushing the barriers of contemporary drumming to new heights with the innovation of new concepts in drumming and rhythmic expression.”
Ra -Kalam Bob Moses
Over his career, Bob Moses has been considered a trailblazer in the international musical community. Moses played with Roland Kirk in 1964–65 while he was still a teenager. In 1966 he and Larry Coryell formed The Free Spirits, a jazz fusion ensemble, and from 1967 to 1969 he played in Gary Burton's quartet. He played on the landmark 1967 Burton album A Genuine Tong Funeral, but due to creative disputes with the album's composer Carla Bley the drummer was credited as "Lonesome Dragon". Moses and Bley would later reconcile and he became a vocal booster for her music.
Moses also recorded with Burton in the 1970s, in addition to work with Dave Liebman/Open Sky, Pat Metheny, Mike Gibbs, Hal Galper, Gil Goldstein, Steve Swallow, Steve Kuhn/Sheila Jordan (from 1979 to 1982), George Gruntz, and Emily Remler (from 1983 to 1984). In the early 1970s he was a member of Compost with Harold Vick, Jumma Santos, Jack Gregg [fr] and Jack DeJohnette.
His first release was in 1968's Love Animal. His second release as a leader was 1973's Bittersuite in the Ozone. His records for Gramavision in the 1980s were critically acclaimed.
He is also the author of the drum method book Drum Wisdom