Crusaders’ Drummer Goes Orchestral

by Mat Dirjish

Jazz drummer and founder of the famed Crusaders (formerly known as The Jazz Crusaders) Nesbert “Stix” Hooper is releasing a new album on Thursday, April 28, 2022. The recording, titled Orchestrally Speaking, features several of Hooper’s own classic compositions and expands beyond his natural groove to explore the orchestral genre.

Hooper assembled an all-star group of musicians to join him including American flautist Hubert Laws, Russian pianist Eugene Maslov, Swedish guitarist Andreas Oberg, and the late Brazilian guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves. The record features seven tracks demonstrating a variety of genres from jazz to classical and Latin rhythms.

According to Stix, “This new recording features a group of international musicians, reflecting the universal appeal and global influence of music. Free of cultural, ethnic, and racial boundaries, it celebrates the artistic camaraderie and integrity that results when kindred artistic spirits share a common bond of personal expression. I’m very excited about it.”

Orchestrally Speaking will be available on Amazon, Spotify, and iTunes. For more details and another option for acquiring the album, visit Stix Hooper’s website.

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