Gary Crosby’s Groundation
Friday, April 21, 2017
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Internationally acclaimed bassist and bandleader, Gary Crosby is well known for his work with the Jazz Jamaica All Stars but tonight he reveals another side to his jazz persona with a more compact, more intimate project.
He describes his Groundation a ‘group discussion’ between himself on double bass and award-winning alto saxophonist Nathaniel Facey and rising stars Shirley Tetteh and Moses Boyd on guitar and drums.
Each member of Groundation contributes pieces to the set making for a wonderfully diverse and engaging programme. Progressive jazz with some Afrobeat accents interspersed with thoughtful ballads. Vital and enthralling!
Absolute highlight of the day had to be Gary Crosby’s Groundation. Crosby and his breathtakingly talented young band played a near two hour set that everyone wished could have gone on for longer - London Jazz News (Marlborough Jazz Festival)
Bassist Gary Crosby…has the knack of creating some exceptional musical surprises - thejazzbreakfast.com
Line-up: Gary Crosby – bass, Nathaniel Facey – alto saxophone, Shirley Tetteh guitar, Moses Boyd – drums.
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