Grammy Award nominated trumpeter / composer / producer starts yet another chapter In his constant evolution as an artist, returning with a new album. The seventh studio al bum from Croker since his 2007 debut, the record finds Croker making his first ever forav Into the concept of love once acain Inviting Ilsteners on a cenre defving journey across time and space In discovery of the self and our shared human exoerlence, Features contributions bv Jil Scott. Chris Dave. Ego Ella May. Gary Bartz, James TIllman, Jamlla Woods. Kassa Overall. Teedra Moses and Wyclef Jean. Croker has also lent his talents to platinum selling albums bv J. Cole. Ari Lennox. Common and more, all while touring with his band at venues across the globe.
As the grandson of the late trumpeter Doc Cheatham, and former student of legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, trumpeter Theo Croker is an artist steeped in jazz tradition. Well-versed in the swing, bop, and modal styles of acoustic jazz, Croker’s own music reveals a love of organic funk, soul, and gooey, groove-oriented hip-hop. It’s a vital amalgam that would have pleased the forward-thinking Byrd, whose own ’70s funk-jazz albums are an obvious touchstone for Croker.