“spiritually enlightened, funk-influenced jazz” – AllMusic
“Trumpeter Theo Croker exudes an unmistakable air of chill, an easy smile on display. That chill is the result of a clear musical approach and determination that dates back to Croker’s teenage days forming big bands and fearlessly pushing the bounds of the music played by his grandfather, trumpeter Doc Cheatham. Theo’s reach includes collaborations with a variety of musicians: vocalists Ari Lennox and Jill Scott, rappers J. Cole and Wyclef Jean, and mentors including NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater and saxophonist Gary Bartz. Croker’s latest two albums, Love Quantum and BLK2LIFE // A Future Past, and new release By the Way showcase Croker’s journey as a trumpeter, composer and producer in expanding the music commonly known as jazz with hip-hop, R&B and electronic sounds.” – Mitra I. Arthur for NPR
Recommended for Fans of Roy Hargrove, Christian Scott, Nicholas Payton and Butcher Brown.
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