Planetary Prince, which sounds like the best elements of Weather Report, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Austin Peralta and Flying Lotus. If you need any more convincing, look up the video of Graves getting his hair braided while he’s playing piano. That’s real jazz.
Cameron Graves is a local jazz pianist who came up playing, recording and mastering his craft with the group of young, innovative, South L.A. jazz musicians that included the likes of Kamasi Washington, Thundercat and Miles Mosley. Like his friends, 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,