Cameron Graves

Label: Artistry music
Format: CD
Barcode: 0181475706625
Catalog number: ART 7066
Releasedate: 19-02-21

- Available as CD and LP
- "Cameron Graves is a musical genius. He has an innovative approach to the piano that is completely unique." – KAMASI WASHINGTON

Cameron Graves – A.K.A. The Planetary Prince – Brings Thrash-Jazz to the Universe with Seven. Album Features Special Guest Kamasi Washington Alongside Guitarist Colin Cook, Bassist Max Gerl, and Drummer Mike Mitchell

Pianist, composer, and vocalist Cameron Graves calls the music he's architected for his new Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Music Group release thrash-jazz, though that only begins to tell the story. Yes, upon an initial listen, the juggernaut metal force and hardcore precision of Seven can knock you back.

After all, Graves grew up in metal-rich Los Angeles, headbanging to Living Colour as a kid and, after immersing himself in jazz and classical studies for years, reigniting his love for hard rock through records by Pantera, Slipknot and his most profound metal influence, Swedish titans Meshuggah.

Graves has also carved out a notable career apart from the WCGD. With his brother Taylor he formed the R&B/fusion duo The Graves Brothers, releasing their debut, Look to the Stars, in 2013. That project grew out of a British/American pop group called The Score with which the brothers found enormous success in England. Graves was also a key member of actress/musician Jada Pinkett Smith's nu-metal band Wicked Wisdom, providing entrée into the world of film and television scoring through the Pinkett Smith-directed film The Human Contract and TV series Hawthorne. Through his soundtrack work Graves connected with legendary bassist and fellow Mack Avenue Records recording artist Stanley Clarke, and is now a member of his latest band, touring internationally.