The magazine defines the album as ‘genre-bending’.
McCormack tells Chris Searle he believes music is powerful and his place in the world is to use it for good.
The Jazz Mann’s Ian Mann writes, “McCormack again blends his numerous sources together skilfully to create a sound that is wide ranging and inclusive, yet simultaneously intensely personal.”
Robin Kidson writes, “The Calling is a most satisfying and absorbing piece of work by a composer coming in to his own ably assisted by some supremely talented musicians. If this be “prog-jazz”, then let us have more.”
Kind of Jazz’s Rob Mallows writes, “Graviton has gravitas and guts, and listeners should be thrilled to join the quest.”
A massive 5 Star Review from UK Vibe Magazine!!!
Jazz Views’ Eddie Myer writes, “McCormack is a formidable virtuoso, fully capable of integrating a range of influences from such challenging sources as Tigran Hamasyan and Steve Reich, and he’s written a set of closely plotted, twisting and turning pieces for his excellent band to negotiate.”
“And so the journey begins…”
All About Jazz’s Roger Farbey writes, “(The Calling is) an album packed full of enchanting delights.”
Andrew McCormack/Graviton: The Calling
UBU0025 / CD & Digital Formats
Release Date: 7th June 2019
Ubuntu Music is delighted to announce the signing of multi-talented pianist/composer/producer Andrew McCormack, to release Graviton: The Calling, the second album in the Graviton series.
Graviton is a formidable prog-jazz group led by McCormack, drawing on his wide range of influences that demonstrate his talents for composition as well as showcasing the band’s captivating performances. The music evades clear categorisation. However, the pianist always looks to push himself and his fellow musicians to find something new yet accessible.
Graviton: The Calling—Album Teaser Video