Elevation: Lawson Rollins

An epic 74 minute world music album of original compositions from Lawson Rollins, featuring an eclectic, all-star ensemble of 20 different musicians recorded on location in Nepal, Iran, and the U.S.

Featuring the Billboard Top 30 jazz radio hit "Daybreak".

Vintage Guitar Magazine states: "Even 'world music' seems an inadequate blanket to wrap around what Rollins has created here. But whatever it is, he is a master of it." Inside World Music declares: "Another astounding album of world fusion and avant-garde jazz...Rollins reaches new musical heights."

Visit Facebook for a free download of the song "Voyager's Tale"

ELEVATION marks an expressive high point for acclaimed composer and guitarist Lawson Rollins. Departing from conventional song structure, Rollins crafts 13 emotionally charged soundscapes rich with moments of intensity and spaciousness.

ELEVATION mixes Middle Eastern, Spanish, and Indian musical motifs with World Beat rhythms and the distinctively modern guitar stylings of Lawson Rollins.

Featuring Persian-American musician Shahin Shahida, multi-platinum producer Dominic Camardella, avant-garde guitar legend Buckethead, veteran producer William Aura, Nepali flute star Ruben Shrestha, tabla master Raju Maharjan, Iranian santur virtuoso Pejman Eckhtiari Grammy-winning violinist Charlie Bisharat, and many more renowned musicians.

Lawson
Lawson Rollins
(guitarist, composer, producer)
Shahin
Shahin
Shahida

(producer/
musician)
Dominic
Dominic Carmardella
(producer/
piano)
William
William
Aura

(associate
producer
Buckethead
Buckethead
(electric guitar)
Ruben
Ruban Kumar Shrestha
(flute)
Raju
Raju
Maharjan

(tabla, madal,
damaru)
Thomas
Thomas
McColl

(trumpet)
Humayun
Humayun Khan
(harmonium/
vocals)
Charlie
Charlie
Bisharat

(violin)
Kirin
Kirin Nepali
(sarangi)
Dave
Dave Bryant
(percussion)
Jim
Jim Hoke
(pedal steel
guitar)
Pejman
Pejman
Eckhtiari

(santur)
Nasir
Nasir Syed
(sitar)
Cameron
Cameron
Stone

(cello)
Randy
Randy Tico
(bass)
Jeff
Jeff Elliot
(trumpet)
Parsa
Parsa Hassandokht
(vocals)
Doug
Doug Webb
(saxophone)

Lawson Rollins

All compositions written by Lawson Rollins

back to top