Andrew McCormack’s Graviton is the formidable prog-jazz group drawing on McCormack’s wide range of influences and demonstrating his talents for composition as well as his captivating performances. The music evades clear category but the pianist always looks to push himself and his fellow musicians to find something new yet accessible.
Scheduled for release in summer 2019 on the fast rising Ubuntu Music label, Graviton’s second album, The Calling, follows the storyline of the classic Hero’s Journey after McCormack’s renewed interest in the works of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung.
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Andrew McCormack has been at the forefront of British jazz since he recorded his debut album Telescope on Dune Records in 2006. He was awarded BBC Jazz Awards Rising Star in the same year. Andrew has gained international recognition since joining the Kyle Eastwood quintet in 2007. The London Symphony Orchestra commissioned a composition (‘Incentive') for a Barbican Centre concert in 2009 as part of their Panufnik Young Composers Scheme. Andrew’s second album, Live in London, was released by Edition in 2012 followed by First Light in 2014 with Andrew’s trio featuring drummer Colin Stranahan and bassist Zach Lober. Andrew has performed and recorded three critically acclaimed albums (MY Duo, Places & Other Spaces and Juntos) with saxophonist Jason Yarde.
Noemi Nuti // Vocals
Alex Hitchcock // Saxophone
Tom Herbert // Bass
Joshua Blackmore // Drums