Theo Croker releases ‘Star People Nation’

    Guest artists include ELEW and Chronixx.

    Theo Croker
    Image: Valerie J Bower

    Last Friday, Theo Croker released his latest album, Star People Nation. His last record, Escape Velocity, dropped in 2016.

    In a statement, the trumpeter—who’s also the grandson of the late Doc Cheatham and a former student of Donald Byrd—described the new record as an exploration of “the everyday rituals of blackness.” There’s a smattering of guest artists on Star People Nation, like jazz pianist ELEW on “The Messenger” and reggae artist Chronixx on closing track “Understand Yourself.”

    Stream the album below: