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Label: Fresh Sound New Talent
Manager: Izumi Productions
Bio: Gerald Cleaver Cleaver is a NY-based drummer and composer. His extensive credits as a sideman reveal a deep love for the breadth of improvised music, having played with Hank Jones, David Torn, Roscoe Mitchell, Miroslav Vitous, and many more. His 4 releases as a leader, which reflect his unique ...See Full Bio
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"It’s scarcely an exaggeration to say that drummer Gerald Cleaver can play everything: from the down- the-middle postbop of Jeremy Pelt to the free-blowing fury of Charles Gayle to the pellucid soundscapes of Miroslav Vitous and more. Cleaver is an artist belonging to no camp and this explains much about the stunning individuality of Be It As I See It...The continuity is striking and Cleaver strengthens this narrative aspect of the music with an extended suite called “Fence & Post”, which stretches to fill nearly half the album...The disparate streams feed into a surging river, a music full of nerve and murky beauty." (read the full article http://blog.adlermusic.com/tag/the-new-york-city-jazz-record)