Saxophonist Tony Craddock, Jr. Announces Release of H2O, Teams with Industry-Leading Jazz Artists to Deliver Message of Love
Cold Front Music, LLC
ALEXANDRIA, Jan. 8, 2018 – Tony Craddock, Jr. is set to release his third studio album H2O (under the artist/band name Tony Craddock, Jr. & Cold Front) on Friday, March 16, 2018, produced by chart-topping jazz guitarist Ken Navarro and featuring Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum.
The H2O Album Release Concert will also be Friday, March 16, 2018 at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. Tickets to the release concert and pre-orders of the album are available online at www.tonycraddockjr.com/js_albums/h2o. The radio single “Living Water” (featuring Ken Navarro) will go for adds to smooth jazz radio on Monday, March 5.
H2O is a huge step forward in the career of the emerging contemporary jazz recording artist who specializes on soprano saxophone. “The collaboration with Ken Navarro enhanced my vision for the album, leading to a well-rounded volume of music,” said Craddock. “Each song on H2O is different, yet they collectively create an uplifting and serendipitous musical journey for the listener.”
The album includes 11 songs, 6 of which were either written or co-written by Craddock. He also co-arranged “Amazing Grace,” which features the powerful tenor saxophone of Kirk Whalum. “The maturity of his vision for life and music is quite compelling, and is born out in the sound of his horn…he is destined, in my opinion, to touch many for the Lover of Souls,” said Whalum of Craddock.
H2O stays true to Craddock’s brand of connecting music with the weather to illustrate uplifting messages. Craddock says, “Water, ice, and water vapor look different on the surface but have one thing in common – their formula, H2O.” Though people look different on the surface, he feels their common bonds of humanity should compel them to love each other despite their differences.
Cradock’s previous releases Convection (2013) and Christmas in the Air (2011) are both featured on Pandora Radio. Christmas in the Air aired on 45 radio stations in the U.S., U.K and Spain, and also aired on The Weather Channel’s “Local on the 8’s.”
Craddock’s passions for music and weather began at age 8, courtesy of the smooth jazz on The Weather Channel’s “Local on the 8s.” He later earned a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University and then founded the indie music label Cold Front Music.