Planetary Prince, the debut album from West Coast Get Down founding member and cosmic pianist Cameron Graves, is to be released as a 2-LP 120-gram vinyl set on May 26 via Mack Avenue Records available on Amazon
The album, originally released via CD and online formats on February 24, received widespread critical acclaim from the media including The New York Times, LA Weekly, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, VICE Noisey, and many others.
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Rolling Stone “10 New Artists You need to Know” “The house pianist for the party at the end of the universe, pulling in signals from John Coltrane, J Dilla, Meshuggah and points beyond.” – Rolling Stone
“With no shortage of infectious energy, superior playing and captivating melodies, the album also strives to be consciousness-broadening…” – Vice Noisey
Downbeat article 4 1/2 Stars – DownBeat
“Cameron Graves is a musical genius. He has an innovative approach to the piano that is completely unique. Cameron’s new album ‘Planetary Prince’ is an amazing and almost unbelievable combination of modal jazz, romantic era European classical music, and mathematical death metal. A style so cool that it deserves its own genre…” – Kamasi Washington
“…an insurgent funk odyssey(‘Planetary Prince’)…” – The New York Times
“The house pianist for the party at the end of the universe, pulling in signals from John Coltrane, J Dilla, Meshuggah and points beyond.” – Rolling Stone
“Cameron Graves…makes his own searing mark with an enrapturing and assured solo album.” – Pitchfork
“Cameron is not only a wonderful musician but also an innovative composer, bringing elements of classical music, prog rock and the aesthetics and phrasing of hip-hop and L.A. beat music into his own jazz compositions. All of this can be heard on his excellent new album, Planetary Prince, which sounds like the best elements of Weather Report, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Austin Peralta and Flying Lotus.” – LA Weekly
“In all aspects of his being, Graves embodies intense seeking and absurd skill.” – LA Weekly
“It comes off somewhere between McCoy Tyner and The Time, Chopin and J Dilla — with an extra layer of mystic clashes between celestial princes of good and evil. It’s the score that Urantia always deserved.” – LA Weekly