THEO CROKER - ESCAPE VELOCITY

THEO CROKER

ESCAPE VELOCITY

1LP
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As the grandson of the late trumpeter Doc Cheatham, and former student of legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, trumpeter Theo Croker is an artist steeped in jazz tradition and he is rapidly becoming one of the hottest jazz artists of this era. Croker proves he's got deep ideas about life, spirituality, and how music connects us all. It's an ebullient, groove-conscious message perhaps best expressed on the bass-heavy "It's Gonna Be Alright." Trading the song's title phrase back and forth like old friends high-fiving on the street, you can hear Croker and his band smiling.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Brand New Album
  • Includes insert 
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Catalog # : MOVLP1763Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2016-09-05
Barcode : 8719262002395Sleeve : 3mmOriginal Release : 2016 

Side A

1 Raise Your Vibrations
2 Transcend
3 This Could Be (For The Travelling Soul)
4 In Orbit
5 No Escape from Bliss
6 The Right Time
7 A Call to the Ancestors
8 Meditations

Side B

1 We Can't Breathe
2 It's Gonna be Alright
3 Because of You
4 Real Episode
5 Love from the Sun (feat Dee Dee Bridgewater)
6 Changes
7 RaHspect (Amen)

As the grandson of the late trumpeter Doc Cheatham, and former student of legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, trumpeter Theo Croker is an artist steeped in jazz tradition and he is rapidly becoming one of the hottest jazz artists of this era.

Croker's own music reveals a love of organic funk, soul, and groove-oriented hip-hop.
Helping to raise Croker's musical vibrations is his ensemble, featuring saxophonist Anthony Ware, keyboardist Michael King, guitarist Ben Eunson, bassist Eric Wheeler, and drummer Kassa Overall. Also adding color to the proceedings are guitarist Femi Temowo and saxophonist Irwin Hall.
Dee Dee Bridgewater appears on the classic tune "Love From The Sun".

Croker proves he's got deep ideas about life, spirituality, and how music connects us all. It's an ebullient, groove-conscious message perhaps best expressed on the bass-heavy "It's Gonna Be Alright." Trading the song's title phrase back and forth like old friends high-fiving on the street, you can hear Croker and his band smiling.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Brand New Album
  • Includes insert