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Anthony Crawford / Press

“With his new effort, Crawford amazingly mixes, meshes and mingles musical genres in a lusciously seductive terrain he calls "Urban Jazz / My Story." "Urban Jazz / My Story," on Hydro 6 Records, sweeps across the textures of jazz, funk, R&B, pop and hip hop and morphs into a musical collage of enchanting innovation and interpretation.”

“Jazz bassist Anthony Crawford has released his debut CD, Urban Jazz, on Hydro 6 Records”

“Jazz Bassist, Anthony Crawford signs his imprint Hydro 6 Records to a distribution deal with 141 Entertainment’s Sonic Flux Music,re-releasing his debut album “Urban Jazz”, a collection of innovatively intricate urban inspired compositions”

“Los inicios musicales del compositor y bajista Anthony Crawford datan del año 2.000. El bajista no dudo ni un segundo y lo tuvo claro, voló a la ciudad de Los Angeles y participó como músico en la Convención Nacional de los Demócratas, liderados en aquel entonces por el expresidente Bill Clinton. Después de esta aparición estelar todo iría muy rápido; anuncio publicitario para la cadena de comida rápida Burger King en compañia de la megaestrella del baloncesto Shaquille O´Neal, abandera la formación musical denominada “Shalmor”, se une a la banda del vocalista Howard Hewett y lanzamiento de su primera producción discográfica que tituló genéricamente “Satisfied”. Realmente impresionante la meteórica carrera de este joven músico. Ahora y siguiendo la estela del éxito nos presenta su nuevo proyecto musical que titula “Urban Jazz” y en el que una vez más se pone de manifiesto la originalidad y calidad de este excelente músico.”

“Since 2008, Anthony Crawford been actively performing around the world with notable artists such as Karen Briggs, Frank McComb, Jeff Lorber, and has recently released his solo CD titled “Urban Jazz.” This album is a rare mixture of genres including pop, funk, fusion, hip-hop and smooth listening.”

“The Producer's Corner With Spud Too Tight "Gives It Up" To Award Winning Urban Jazz Bassist, Anthony Crawford”

“Anthony Crawford is our "Bass Player of the Month"”

“Take note in 2004, this young, ambitious and outstanding Bassist played with the legendary R&B Billboard chart topping group Shalamar and later with Howard Hewett and Justin Timberlake. For a short time he was under the wing of Jazz Saxophonist Kirk Whalum and together the pair performed a few shows and collaborated to create the music for a movie commentary filmed in South Africa.”

“Anthony Crawford アンソニークロフォードのご紹介! 彼一家音楽一家であり、アメリカで有名人や多くに影響を与えた人が記載してあるWikipediaウィキピデア っていうのがあるんだけど(オンラインで日本語も見れずはず)29歳と若くして、そこにも載っているのだ! 元大統領のクリントンさんの御前でもプレーするほどの、おおもの!!アップミュージシャンが使うスピーカーのスポンサーもついていて、今回ポーランドのベースマガジンも表紙をドドーンと飾るなどかなり注目されているミュージシャンの一人。”

“Jazz bassist Anthony Crawford has released his debut CD, Urban Jazz, on Hydro 6 Records. The 11-track album is exactly what the title implies: a cool hybrid of Jazz, hip-hop, pop, funk, and smooth listening.”

“‎Najczęściej komponuję bezpośrednio na basie. To na nim znajduję interesujące akordy, na których staram się oprzeć jakąś historię – melodię, groove... (Anthony Crawford)”

“Well, the primary goal behind, "Urban Jazz," is to approach a solo bass record with a pop-ish urban feel and, at the same time, bring fresh original music that everyone can enjoy.”

“Meet Anthony Crawford, our player in the spotlight for November 10th, 2009.”

"I’ve been looking forward to listening to Anthony’s latest release since he began working on it, and I was not disappointed in any way! This time around, “AC” brings an absolutely brutal (yet perfect) blend of “hip-hop meets great changes”, all of which features his blistering and very tone-y playing! Anthony is in wonderfully devastating form as bassist and writer! Great tone. Great presentation. Great tunes."

"Ultimately, Anthony Crawford delivers the ‘goods’ on Urban Jazz - My Story. He attempts to crossover and showcase his love and appreciation for multiple styles of music, never alienating his jazz base. Most notably, his musicianship as a bassist is nothing short of awe-inspiring; technically, Crawford is a ‘wizard’. Sound and interesting material, a unique crossover approach, and top-notch musicianship make Urban Jazz - My Story the successful project that it is. Highly recommended."

“  "Anthony Crawford has released Urban Jazz - My Story, his second album as a leader. The effort follows up on 2010’s Urban Jazz and continues his style of combining hip hop, pop, and jazz. My Story takes a more lyrical approach and features a stacked list of personnel that includes Frank McComb, Dave Weckl, Eric Darius, Ruslan Sirota and others."”