Monster Poet Jean-Claude Toran with Ron Richardson
A Monster Poet Jean-Claude Toran with Ron Richardson Executive Producer - Jean-Claude Toran Producer -Ron Richardson Musical compositions and arrangements by Ron Richardson Anthony Nelson, Jr. is playing saxaphone Lyrics by Jean-Claude Toran Performed by Jean-Claude Toran and Ron Richardson Special thanks to Sony Music for permission to adopt Everybody Knows by Lenard Cohen. Also a very special thanks to Roy Ayers. My list of thank yous would be to long for this space but first I thank the Creator of the Universe, my family and many many friends. Thank you to Madd Jamm Studio in Washington,D.C. and to World Flight Productions in Bethesda, Md. Thank you to Brother Black, greatest friend in the world. Thank you to Joe Murray for providing a living space so this project could be possible. To my mom and dad, Mr.& Mrs. Godfrey and Beatrice Toran and to my brothers, Spentley and Kenneth, love and thanks. To all my children, Kyle,Marika,Torrie, Monique and Yemonya (Yemi), I love you all.. and to my grandchildren..Let's get to know each other and have some fun. Love you all. If this is the era of the spoken word, then this is the era of Jean-Claude Toran. Jean-Claude has been performing poetry for more then twenty-five years. He writes and performs his poetry for poetry lovers across the nation. Jean-Claude Toran has performed in Boston, Los Angeles, San Franciso, Oakland, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and New York City. He has been featured at many festivals. The National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, The Los Angeles Street Festival and many others. Jean-Claude Toran first gained national attention with the release of The Bicentennial Poet on Philadelphia International Records in 1976. Jean-Claude Toran's most recent performances (2003) have been with Roy Ayers at the Captial City Jazz Festival and Fort Dupont Park in Washington,D.C. All the music on A Monster Poet was composed and arranged by Ron Richardson. Ron is a self-taught musician and as a child he started playing bass at the age of 12 and was performing at the age of 16. He is a Brooklyn,New York native and currently tours with Roy Ayers.Ron worked with Phillis Hyman for eight years and had worked as her musical director for one year up to her death. Ron has also worked with Bill Withers, Noel Pointer, Will Downing, Tom Browne, Angela Bofill and Bobbi Humphrey. His presence helps to make this project, A Monster! Visit: geocities.com/jeanclaudetoran for more information or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.