David Cross was a member of King Crimson during the 1970s and David Jackson was a member of Van der Graaf Generator. This new studio album also features Mick Paul on bass, Craig Blundell on drums and was produced by Jake Jackson. The 12 new tracks on this album showcase the talents of Cross & Jackson and will appeal to the fanbases of both artists and the bands they have been in. It’s an innovative meeting of minds. The band will be touring in support of the album and it will be publicised with a worldwide marketing campaign
All King Crimson fans should know about David Cross, as he was once the violinist and keyboardist in the band in the early 70's. He played on many of the classic King Crimson albums such as "Lark's Tongue in Aspic", "Starless and Bible Black" and "Red". On this solo album from 1994 you can hear many reminiscences to King Crimson. David's electric violin is always in the forefront of the music without being dominating: swirling, floating and sometimes it hits you right in the face. Five tracks are studio recordings, and four are recorded live at Flöz Club, Berlin, October 1993. When you're buying a David Cross album you'll never get disappointed. This album is as highly recommended as any other David Cross release is.
The violinist for King Crimson from 1972 to 1974, David Cross later launched a solo career with the David Cross Band, which featured an interesting sound comprised of violin, bass, keyboards, drums, and saxophones.
David Cross (born April 23, 1949) is an electric violinist born in Turnchapel near Plymouth, England, best known for playing with progressive rock band King Crimson during the 1970s (particularly on Larks' Tongues in Aspic and Starless and Bible Black). He also plays keyboards. After King Crimson, Cross formed a jazzy improvising band called They Came from Plymouth.
Two members of the groundbreaking mid 1970s King Crimson line-up unite on a fascinating album length exploration of a melody - composed by David Cross and Robert Fripp - that emerged as one of the key themes on the King Crimson masterpiece, Starless…
Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce the release of the excellent new album by former King Crimson violinist and Mellotron player David Cross & Sean Quinn, "Cold Sky Blue”. The album is a sonic melting pot taking in Prog, Ambient, Synthpop & even a sprinkling of Dubstep, which is simultaneously timeless & modern. Sean Quinn states; "I was always interested in ambient music & was working on a solo album which includes a collaboration with Roedelius. I started thinking about other artists I admired involved in ambient music. My all-time favourite band is King Crimson (72-74 line-up) and I was particularly fascinated by David’s contribution to the band - his melodic sense is incredible”…
English composer Thomas Tallis witnessed dramatic changes of religion under four monarchs, and his career accordingly represents the development of polyphonic church music in Renaissance England. Along with his student and fellow Roman Catholic, William Byrd, Tallis was one of the earliest composers to publish music under royal patent in England, and his works demonstrated the shifting doctrines and styles of liturgy in the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I. This 2017 Obsidian release features one piece with a text by Henry VIII's sixth and last wife, Katherine Parr, which gives the album its title, though the mix of Roman Catholic and Anglican pieces on the program suggests that "songs of Reformation" may be seen as one-sided. In any case, the performances by the vocal ensemble Alamire and the viol consort Fretwork put the emphasis on Tallis and his varied output, rather than on the theological preferences of royalty. The result is a well-balanced portrait of Tallis, and his choral music is given transparent textures and clear diction by the 14-voice choir, which maintains independence of parts while offering an evenly blended tone.