◊ Cameron Graves
◊ Piano genius from the Kamasi Washington corner launches debut album!
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The very first jazz album was released 100 years ago: The Original Dixieland Jass Band with ‘Livery Stable Blues’. That’s why AB will be paying extra attention to jazz for a year. From contemporary classics to musical troublemakers who are inspired by jazz, to the latest incredibly headstrong jazz generation from local soil.
‘The Epic’, Kamasi Washington’s debut album, meant (just like Los Angeles collective West Coast Get Down) a change in the jazz landscape. Genre lines blurred and a new generation of Jazz musicians arose in the Kamasi Washington’s wake. ‘Planetary Prince’ – the debut album by pianist, keyboardist, composer and founder of WCGD Cameron Graves – came about from out of that evolution. He mixes jazz with rock & hip-hop influences and has a refreshing, energetic style.
To say it in Kamasi Washington’s own words: ‘Cameron Graves is a musical genius. He has an innovative approach to the piano that is completely unique. Cameron's new album 'Planetary Prince' is an amazing and almost unbelievable combination of modal jazz, romantic era European classical music, and mathematical death metal. A style so cool that it deserves its own genre.
Cameron's music has been inspiring me since I was thirteen years old and it still does today! I'm so glad he's sharing it with the world!’
◊ FOR FANS OF
Kamasi Washington, Josef Leimberg, Kneebody, Comet is Coming, Yussef Kamaal, Shabaka and the Ancestors, Miles Mosley
◊ IN THE PRESS
‘Cameron Graves, the pianist for Kamasi Washington and a founding member of the West Coast Get Down collective, makes his own searing mark with an enrapturing and assured solo album.’- Pitchfork
‘Planetary Prince picks up where Washington's impactful album, The Epic (featuring Graves) left off, blending jazz with European classical music, prog rock, metal, and hip-hop. With no shortage of infectious energy, superior playing and captivating melodies, the album also strives to be consciousness-broadening; its title is derived from The Urantia Book, an obscure volume addressing God, humanity and Biblical themes through spirituality and cosmology—elements Graves has been fascinated for many years.’- Noisey
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◊ EVENT PASS MIVB
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