ANDREW MCCORMACK: GRAVITON: THE CALLING (UBU0025)
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.
Scheduled for release in Summer 2019 on the fast-rising Ubuntu Music record label, Graviton’s second album, The Calling, follows the storyline of the classic "Hero’s Journey".
The group includes the forefront of the UK contemporary jazz scene with Noemi Nuti on vocals, Josh Arcoleo on tenor saxophone, Tom Herbert on electric bass and Josh Blackmore on drums.
"I've worked with Martin as my manager for nearly six years and I'm beyond thrilled to be able to release my music on his label and under our greater control”, said McCormack. “I've watched him build his team and grow Ubuntu Music from strength to strength over the last couple of years and I hope I can do my bit to help contribute to what is rapidly becoming one of the leading independent jazz labels on the scene."
Martin Hummel, Founder and Director of Ubuntu Music said, “Andrew and I have now worked together for some time, initially with me as his manager. The relationship has grown considerably and has delivered significant results. Ultimately, the logical extension was for Andrew to decide that the Ubuntu Music record label was the right place for his music. We are absolutely thrilled to embrace Andrew as a full member of the family and look forward to many more successful years together.”