Thursday, July 3, 2014

Theo Croker Receives Rave Reviews!


Trumpeter Theo Croker's New Album,
AfroPhysicist, Receives Critical Acclaim
Album Available Now on
DDB Records via OKeh Records


"He has a new album, 'AfroPhysicist' (DDB/Sony), showing his breadth, with plush funk
and rock idioms, some subtle and complex new-jazz ones, a ballad standard
("Moody's Mood for Love") and high-wire soloing." - The New York Times

"His music is full of catchy tunes and pervasive, danceable funk rhythms;
he's the rare American jazzman who draws on the legacy of Fela Kuti
as much as that of Miles Davis." - The Wall Street Journal

"Although Croker is the grandson of the beloved arch-traditionalist trumpeter
Doc Cheatham, he couldn't be any less of a style-bound thinker." - The New Yorker

"The disc is certainly an unveiling of Croker as a bold new voice..." - DownBeat

"Theo Croker finds his inner Usain Bolt and rockets to #1 on our list of the
Top 10 Jazz Albums for the week... Everybody's talking about
Dee Dee Bridgewater's protege, from the folks at NPR to the jazz cats
around the water cooler." - #1 on

"Croker's sound combines the sweet, centered tone you might expect from a
Hargrove protégé and the grandson of Doc Cheatham, combined with an unusually strong African pulse in his rhythm section." - New York Daily News

"Theo Croker comes from a diverse background - genetically and musically - and
his third, latest album, 'AfroPhysicist,' is the ultimate reflection of it. A blend of jazz,
funk, soul, and even rock and hip-hop, 'AfroPhysicist' finds Croker weaving
through genres without missing a beat." - Life + Times

"He seems to have embraced the freedom of Shanghai's jazz scene. Removed from
rigid definitions of 'jazz' allowed for an open approach and receptiveness to
influences ranging from hip-hop to Afrobeat to R&B." - Revive Music

For photos, bio, news, and more reviews,
visit Theo Croker's page on our website.

Theo Croker - Light Skinned Beauty
Theo Croker - "Light Skinned Beauty"

Upcoming Theo Croker Performances:
* July 20 / The Mint (LA Release Show) / Los Angeles, CA

* Theo Croker's DVRK FUNK:
Theo Croker, trumpet
Irwin Hall, saxophone & flute (alto)
Michael King, piano & keyboards
Eric Wheeler, bass (acoustic & electric)
Karriem Riggins, drums

Upcoming Performances with Dee Dee Bridgewater:
August 1 / Newport Jazz Festival / Newport, RI
August 4 / Jazz in Laurino Festival / Laurino, Italy
August 6 / Marciac Jazz Festival / Marciac, France
August 8 / Grand Casino / Basel, Switzerland
August 10 / Casino Seven / Amneville, France
August 11 / Teatro All'Aperto Le Ferriere / Follonica, Italy
August 13 / Piazza Angioina / L'Aquila, Italy
August 14 / Tabarka Jazz Festival / Tabarka, Tunisia
August 16 / Jazz En Baie / Mont St. Michel, France
August 18 / Jazz Au Phare / St. Clement-Des-Baleines, France
August 29 - 31 / Blue Note (w/ Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kirk Whalum) / New York, NY
November 9 / Dolby Theater, The Monk Institute / Los Angeles, CA

Theo Croker · AfroPhysicist
DDB Records via Sony Music Masterworks/OKeh ·  Release Date: May 20, 2014  

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