Release Date: Out Now
I don’t get to review many Tuba players so it was a bit of a treat to get this new track from London based Theon Cross. Then I listened to ‘Activate’ and realised that this is one hell of a treat. The deep, throaty tones of Cross’s Tube make your bass speakers work hard for their money as the drums skitter and scatter with the energy of Animal having a (successful) go at Jazz. There’s an excitable saxophone acting as the mediator between the duelling Tuba and drums but the Tuba wins the argument with some style and no arguments from the other parties involved. Ground shaking stuff.
15th February – Corsica Studios, London