Garden Sessions with Cleaveland Jones
If Caetano Veloso's bastard son had been born in America’s Bread Basket and raised on a steady diet of Caribbean Cool, the result might sound like Cleaveland Jones. It’s an ever-evolving project. "I've changed my sound over the years and modified things," the self-described "samba dub soul funk" master told New Times back in 2011. "And sometimes that's been tweaking it to find what works here, and what the Miami audience is listening for. But also a part of that is Brazil, and just my own personal interest and affection for Brazilian and tropical music." Cleaveland Jones may be an Ohio transplant, but he is a Miami guy all the way.