Drummer Michael Carvin has performed on some of the most notable spiritual jazz recordings of the seventies including Doug Carn's Infant Eyes (1971), Pharaoh Sanders' Elevation (1974), Cecil McBee's Mutima (1974), Hannibal Marvin Peterson's Hannibal (1975) and many others. Even though the percussionist spent most of his time during this period as a sideman, Carvin stepped out as a leader in 1975 and released the soulful spiritual record The Camel off of the Danish jazz label SteepleChase. The record features a strong cast of "New Thing" era musicians including Sonny Fortune (alto & soprano saxophone), Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet & flugelhorn), Ron Burton (piano) and Calvin Hill (bass). Highlight's include the uptempo swingin' groover "Osun", as well as Carvin's rendition of John Coltrane's "Naima", and spiritual gems "Kwebena's Blues" and "The Camel". A defining record from one of the seventies era's greatest drummers. Enjoy!