ANDREW McCORMACK's GRAVITON
Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Andrew McCormack consistently challenges himself to explore new and very different musical styles as an artist. Whether appearing with Kyle Eastwood or Jamie Cullum, with a symphony orchestra or as a solo pianist, at outdoor festivals or an intimate club, you can always expect the highest level of performance.
Andrew’s latest project is Graviton. In simple terms, gravitons are tiny particles that carry the "force" of gravity. It is what brings you back down to Earth when you jump.
For the Graviton album, Andrew has assembled an A-List of the most sought-after musicians in the modern jazz world, all of whom bring something special to the mix. Eska, Mercury prize nominee, joins the band on vocals. Sons of Kemet’s sax sensation Shabaka Hutchings and Jacob Collier’s electric bass supremo Robin Mullarkey are stellar additions. And, in keeping with this extraordinary line-up, Scandinavia’s Anton Eger, of Phronesis and Marius Neset fame, is the driving force on drums.
Their music may be best described as a mix of Steve Reich and Tigran Hamasyan, without boundaries.
Graviton, the album on [PIAS] Harmonia Mundi/JazzVillage, will be released in June 2017. The album will initially be supported by an exclusive series of limited engagements, starting with a preview performance in London’s Kings Place/Hall 1, on 13th May.
There will be a limited number of performances in May and July, featuring Andrew, Noemi Nuti (vocals), Josh Arcoleo (saxes), Robin Mullarkey (electric bass) and Anton Eger (drums). A full European tour is planned for Spring 2018.