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Fyah

by Theon Cross

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George Prince. What a host of talent from the U.K. The intense power projected in the diverse sound on this album is palpable, frittering between Soca, swing Jazz and attitude. Theon’s solos draw you even deeper into the music, scatting intensely through the deep bass register of brass with occasional distortion! Bring it on brother, I can’t wait for the next instalment.
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George. Favorite track: Letting Go.
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flap je veux jouer du tuba! Favorite track: Candace Of Meroe.
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Deidre House Tuba is such an underrated instrument! Theon Cross plays it with a sublime intensity and mastery of the groove. Favorite track: Candace Of Meroe.
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1.
Activate 04:46
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3.
Radiation 04:48
4.
Letting Go 07:11
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7.
CIYA 08:27
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about

日本語は英語の後に続きます。

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"Theon Cross is bringing tuba back to jazz's center."
Rolling Stone

"With 'Fyah,' Theon Cross Makes An Electric Statement From London's Jazz Underground"
NPR

Voted #4 Best Jazz Album of 2019 by MOJO Magazine.

As one of the key players of the London jazz scene, Theon Cross has been dominating airwaves and stages recently. He's part of a thriving family network of young London-based musicians who have regularly supported one another in stretching and re-shaping the boundaries of the jazz genre.

Additional side-projects include performing and recording with individuals such as Makaya Mcraven, Sons of Kemet, and featuring on Gilles Peterson’s compilation album We Out Here. Within all this noise, Cross has also been leading his own trio project with Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd. The band released an EP back in 2015 and are now following up with a full studio album, ‘Fyah’.

Cross makes the tuba his own, mixing together early New Orleans bass line influences as well as the synth soundscapes and rhythms from modern grime and trap. His innovative style brings a new dynamic to the scene as he paves the gap between more traditional jazz styles and dance music.

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ロンドンが生んだ世界屈指のジャズ・チューバ奏者テオン・クロスのすごさは、仲間たちと作り上げてきた独自の感性と技術だ。アメリカのジャズ・ミュージシャンがヒップホップからの影響を避けられないように、イギリスのミュージシャンはイギリスのラップ音楽であるグライムや、イギリスのエレクトロニック音楽でもあるダブステップ、さらには移民たちが持ち込んだアフロバッシュメントやソカ、ダンスホール・レゲエなどの影響を色濃く受けている。そのイギリスならではのトレンドをチューバの生演奏の中に落とし込めるのがテオン・クロスの特徴だ。オクターバーなどのエフェクターをチューバに繋げたりしながら、グライム的なベースラインをその打ち込みで作られたイギリスならではのサウンドのフィーリングをチューバという不自由な楽器で完璧に再現してみせる。その上でその低音域の太い音色を効果的に活かしながら鋭くリズミックにソロ・パートでも難なく魅せる。

2018年以降、テオンが起用されたサンズ・オブ・ケメット『ユア・クイーン・イズ・ア・レプタイル』、 シード・アンサンブル『ドリフトグラス』、モーゼス・ボイド『ダーク・マター』といった現行のイギリスのジャズの傑作だけでなく、シーンの中心にいるヌバイア・ガルシアやジョー・アーモン・ジョーンズ、ネリヤ、エズラ・コレクティヴらが自身の最高到達点を更新した。今作『ファイア』は、そんなイギリスのジャズ・シーンの隆盛を記録した重要な一枚としても記憶されることになるはずだ。

credits

released February 15, 2019

Musicians

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.

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