Friday, 6 March 2015

Theon Cross releases killer trio EP

Theon Cross, who also plays Tuba in Brass Mask, has just released this incredible trio EP featuring Nubya Garcia on bass clarinet and tenor sax, and produced by drummer Moses Boyd.

It shows the power and potential of a trio without any strings or keys. There are hints of carnival, spiritual, and even adventure. Overall I found it hugely moving - somehow it drips with laughter, memories and lessons learned.

The title track is so joyful it's unreal - proof that jazz can brighten up your day without the least bit of cheese.. It has a killer groove, carnival vibes, and an undercurrent of Scratch-style phase and delay (see also the last track, Trouble Trouble)...

The full EP is available to buy now on Bandcamp: