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Cameron Graves
Planetary Prince

Cameron Graves

Oct 19
Joe Henderson Lab
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A founding member of the Los Angeles-based West Coast Get Down collective made famous by saxophonist Kamasi Washington, pianist and composer Cameron Graves has pioneered an invigorating, borderless concept born of his disparate musical experiences in the worlds of classical music, bebop, fusion, hip-hop, and heavy metal. Graves topped Rolling Stone’s 2017 list of “10 New Artists You Need To Know,” describing the omnivorous keyboardist as “the house pianist for the party at the end of the universe, pulling in signals from John Coltrane, J Dilla, Meshuggah and points beyond.”

A friend of Washington from their teenage years, Graves and the saxophone star shared an obsession with Coltrane that led to the formation of WCGD in L.A.’s Leimert Park neighborhood, and Graves’ unmistakable piano virtuosity is a foundational part of Washington’s celebrated 3-LP juggernaut The Epic, which won Best-of-year accolades from all corners of the music press. Dubbed by Washington as “a musical genius,” Graves steps out on his own with his 2018 debut for Mack Avenue, Planetary Prince, inspired by the writings contained in the early 20th century spiritual and philosophical work The Urantia Book and featuring contributions from Washington, bassist Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, trombonist Ryan Porter, and drummer Ronald Bruner Jr. In addition to his current work as a leader, Graves is currently working with bass legend Stanley Clarke.

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The pianist known for his work on Kamasi Washington’s The Epic brings music from his debut, Planetary Prince.

Cameron Graves is a musical genius. He has an innovative approach to the piano that is completely unique.

Kamasi Washington

Cameron Graves is a musical genius. He has an innovative approach to the piano that is completely unique.

Kamasi Washington

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