LP – 180g Vinyl
(With Obi Strip & Liner notes by Mitsutaka Nagira)
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Theon Cross strides confidently forth from his crucial role alongside Shabaka Hutchings in the award-winning Sons Of Kemet to unleash one of the vital sounds of 2019. Irresistibly inventive, while at once both serious and witty – Theon Cross plays Tuba like no-one else. An enormous, swaggering bass emanates from Theon’s magnificent horn, evoking sweaty clubnights where dance floor bangers sit side by side with intricate arrangements. Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd, London’s Jazz golden generation illuminaries, feature heavily. Wayne Francis of Steam Down also guests. Refusing to be shackled by the confines of Jazz, the album draws on London’s vivacious cutural heritage, dipping in and out of grime, afrobeat, electronic, dub, dancehall and Jamaican roots music. Theon featured recently on the much lauded Makaya McCraven’s Where We Come From album. He’s also performed with the likes of Kano, Moses Boyd, Jon Batiste, Pharoahe Monch, Courtney Pine and is a founding figure in South London-based collective Steam Down.
Theon Cross: tuba
Moses Boyd: drums
Nubya Garcia: tenor saxophone (Tracks 1-4, 6 & 8)
Wayne Francis (Ahnansé): tenor saxophone (Tracks 5 & 7)
Artie Zaitz: electric guitar (Tracks 5 & 7)
Tim Doyle: percussion (Track 5)
Nathaniel Cross: trombone (Track 7)
All tracks composed and arranged by Theon Cross
Horn arrangements on ‘CIYA’ by Wayne Francis (Ahnansé) and Nathaniel Cross
Recorded at Soup Studios by Giles Barrett and David Holmes
Mixed by David Wehinm.
Mastered and cut by Darrel Sheinman and Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Records
A2 The Offerings
A4 Letting Go
B1 Candace Of Meroe
B2 Panda Village
B4 LDN’s Burning