Theo Croker: Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

Theo Croker

  • US$23.99
    Delivery from US$9.12

    * Delivery cost to United States of America (based on your detected location) for a single item. Adding multiple items to your order can reduce the cost per item. Choosing a different delivery option can change the cost per item. Final delivery cost will be shown in order review page.

  • Release Date 02 September 2016
  • Sorry Sold Out
Vinyl LP
Music On Vinyl

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.

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. Meditation

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)