“A prodigious young talent” – New York Times
“Incredible!” – Gilles Peterson
“Completely essential” – Clash Magazine
Theon Cross strides confidently forth from his crucial role alongside Shabaka Hutchings in the awardwinning 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 dancefloor bangers sit side by side withintricate 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 cultural heritage, dipping in and out of grime, afrobeat, electronic, dub, dancehall and Jamaican roots music.
Theon featured recently on Makaya McCraven’s much lauded ‘Where We Come From’ album. He’s also
performed with the likes of Kano, Moses Boyd, Jon Batiste, Pharoahe Monch and Courtney Pine and is a founding figure in South London-based collective Steam Down.
“Theon Cross crucially embraces the bass and rhythm role with exuberant inventiveness” – The Guardian
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