Andrew McCormack's Graviton
LONDON Spice of Life
6 Moor Street
A groove-based unit including vocals which might be described as Prog-Jazz or a mix of Steve Reich and Tigran Hamasyan, without boundaries.
British pianist/composer Andrew McCormack has built a diverse international career with many appearances at major festivals and concert halls all over the globe. He is perhaps best known internationally as a long-standing member of the Kyle Eastwood Band but also has numerous projects under his own name including a trio, a duo with Saxophonist Jason Yarde and the pianist’s progressive jazz project, Graviton. Andrew has also received commissions for classical orchestral and chamber concerts. In 2017, Andrew launched Graviton, a new band project which saw him in a more groove- based setting including vocals and a wider sound world closer to what might be described as ‘Prog-Jazz’.
GRAVITON: THE CALLING, Andrew’s latest album in 2019, is a fully conceived work that follows the classic hero’s journey. Whatever the genre, throughout his body of work, Andrew McCormack has managed to consistently demonstrate a compelling setting for his musical ideas, a platform for virtuosic improvisation and a constant revivifying and adaptive embodiment of the jazz tradition. “The highest level of musicianship you could possibly get together in one band.” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
ANDREW MCCORMACK’S GRAVITON
ANDREW MCCORMACK piano, NOEMI NUTI vocals, JOSH ARCOLEO tenor sax, TOM HERBERT electric bass & JOSHUA BLACKMORE drums